HC Deb 11 June 1901 vol 95 c64
MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate, as representing the Secretary for Scotland, whether his attention has been called to the fact that the burial ground at Maraig, North Harris, is so overcrowded that the average depth of earth surmounting the coffins is only nine inches; and, in view of similar conditions which prevail in burial grounds in many parts of the Hebrides, will the Local Government Board for Scotland take such steps as may be necessary in the interest of the public health.


The burial ground of Maraig was closed against all interments by Order in Council made in November last on the representation of the Secretary for Scotland. The Local Government Board for Scotland require every sanitary inspector to report to them annually on the condition of the burial grounds within his district, and, where necessary, action is taken on such reports.