§ As amended (by the Standing Committee), considered.
§ (5.0.) LORD HUGH CECIL (Greenwich)
moved the postponement of Clause 3, so that the House might know whether any Amendments were to be accepted extending the provisions of the Measure to Ireland.
In page 1, line 16, to postpone Clause 3.—(Lord Hugh Cecil.)
§ Question proposed, "That the consideration of Clause 3 be postponed."62
SIR WALTER FOSTER
remarked that if the noble Lord had referred to the debate of last year he would have seen that he made a distinct statement that under no circumstances would he accept any Amendment which extended this Bill to Ireland. He was not going to have anything to do with legislation which would be offensive to the majority of the Irish representatives.
§ MR. GRIFFITH BOSCAWEN
said he could not see upon what grounds the extension of this Measure to Ireland was being opposed.
§ MR. SPEAKER
I do not think the extension of this Measure to Ireland can be discussed upon this question.
§ MR. GRIFFITH BOSCAWEN
said he intended later on to move a clause extending the Bill to Ireland, and therefore he should support the postponement of Clause 3 for that purpose.
§ (5.3.) Question put.
§ The House divided:—Ays, 34; Noes, 221. (Division List No. 208.)
|Maxwell, W. J. H (Dumfriesshire)||Powell, Sir Francis Sharp||Stone, Sir Benjamin|
|Middlemore, John Throgmort'n||Power, Patrick Joseph||Strachey, Sir Edward|
|Mildmay, Francis Bingham||Price, Robert John||Sullivan, Donal|
|Mooney, John J.||Purvis, Robert||Tennant, Harold John|
|More, Robt. Jasper (Shropshire)||Randles, John S.||Thomas, Abel (Carmarthen E.)|
|Morgan, Hn. Fred (Monm'thsh)||Rankin, Sir James||Thomas, David Alfred (Merthyr|
|Morley, Charles (Breconshire)||Rattigan, Sir William Henry||Thomas, J. A (Glam'gan, Gower|
|Morrell, George Herbert||Rea, Russell||Thompson, Dr. E. C (M'n'gh'n, N)|
|Mowbray, Sir Robert Gray C.||Reddy, M.||Thomson, F. W. (York, W. R.)|
|Murray, Rt. Hn. A. Graham (Bute||Redmond, John E. (Waterford)||Thornton, Percy M.|
|Murray, Col. Wyndham (Bath)||Reid, Sir R. Threshie (Dumfries)||Tomlinson, Wm. Edw. Murray|
|Myers, William Henry||Renshaw, Charles Bine||Tritton, Charles Ernest|
|Nannetti, Joseph F.||Renwick, George||Ure, Alexander|
|Nicol, Donald Ninian||Ritchie, Rt. Hn. Chas Thomson||Wallace, Robert|
|Nolan, Col. John P. (Galway, N.)||Roberts, Samuel (Sheffield)||Warr, Augustus Frederick|
|Nolan, Joseph (Louth, South)||Roe, Sir Thomas||Wason, Eugene (Clackmannan|
|Norton, Capt. Cecil William||Rollit, Sir Albert Kaye||Wason, John Cathcart (Orkney)|
|O'Brien, James F. X. (Cork)||Ropner, Colonel Robert||While, Luke (York, E. R.)|
|O'Brien, Kendal (Tippera'y Mid||Round, James||Whittaker, Thomas Palmer|
|O'Brien, Patrick (Kilkenny)||Russell, T. W.||Wilson, Henry J. (York, W. R.)|
|O'Brien, P. J. (Tipperary, N.)||Sadler, Col-Samuel Alex.||Wilson, John (Glasgow)|
|O'Donnel, T. (Kerry, W.)||Schwann, Charles E.||Wodehouse, Rt. Hn. E. R. (Bath)|
|O'Kelly, Jas. (Roscommon, N.)||Seely, Chas. Hilton (Lincoln)||Worsley-Taylor, Henry Wilson|
|O'Malley, William||Shaw-Stewart, M. H. (Renfrew)||Wortley, Rt. Hon. C. B. Stuart-|
|Orr-Ewing, Charles Lindsay||Sheehan, Daniel Daniel||Wrightson, Sir Thomas|
|O'Shaughnessy, P. J.||Spear, John Ward||Young, Samuel|
|Partington, Oswald||Spencer, Sir E. (W. Bromwich)||Younger, William|
|Pease, Herbert Pike (Darl'gt'n)||Stanley, Edward Jas. (Somerset|
|Pemberton, John S. G.||Stevenson, Francis S.||TELLERS FOR THE NOES.— Sir Walter Foster and Dr. Farquharson.|
|Pilkington, Lt.-Col. Richard||Stewart, Sir Mark J. M 'Taggart|
|Plummer, Walter R.||Stirling-Maxwell, Sir John M.|
§ MR. GRIFFITH BOSCAWEN,
on be half of his hon. friend the Member for Horsham, moved the Amendment standing in his name on the paper.
In page 2, line 8, to leave out the word 'two' and insert the word 'five.'"—(Mr. Griffith Boscawen.)
§ Amendment agreed to.
§ (5.15.) MR. GODDARD (Ipswich)
moved an Amendment to omit from Clause 5 the provision that no crematorium shall be erected in the consecrated part of a burial-ground. He said his object was simply to carry out the principle laid down in the report of the Burial Grounds Committee in 1898—that all parts of a burial-ground should be treated alike.
In page 2, line 10, after the first 'the' to leave out the words 'consecrated part of the.'"—(Mr. Goddard.)
§ Question proposed, "That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the clause."66
§ LORD HUGH CECIL
said that he should like some further explanation in regard to this Amendment. He should have thought that it was obvious to a great many people that there was an essential difference between the con secrated and the unconsecrated part of a burial-ground. Of course the object of the provision was to prevent consecrated land from being put to what was regarded by some as a desecrating use. It seemed to him a very serious change to make, and he thought the promoters should consider whether such an Amendment was consistent with the working of the Bill.
§ SIR FRANCIS POWELL
did not think this Amendment could be considered by itself, but ought to be considered in relation to the words "except with the consent of such authority" which appeared in the next Amendment on the Paper. Something was due to the consciences and susceptibilities of many church people, who took strong objection to cremation on consecrated ground.
SIR WALTER FOSTER
thought if his hon. friend would withdraw his Amendment" and move the omission of all the 67 words after "highway" that would meet the views of the noble Lord opposite. This Amendment had been put in out of tenderness to certain people who thought the erection of a crematorium in the consecrated part of a burial-ground might be offensive to some people. He thought the Amendment as it stood was not desirable, though he agreed with the object of his hon. friend. The Amendment as proposed would leave it to the burial authority to decide where a crematorium should be put, and they might decide to put it in the consecrated ground. He did not want to have that source of difficulty.
§ (5.25.) MR. GRIFFITH BOSCAWEN
said that if the suggestion were accepted it would be possible to erect a crematorium in any part of the cemetery. A good many hon. Members objected to a crematorium being erected in the consecrated portion of the cemetery, and although personally he did not object to this, they had upon this question to consider the feelings of others.
§ MR. WALLACE (Perth)
said that if they wished to get this Bill through at all they would have to meet one another, and he urged his hon. friend to withdraw his Amendment.
§ MR. CREAN (Cork Co., S. E.)
pointed out that many people did not believe in the principle of this Bill at all, and they would be compelled to see this kind of thing going on under their very eyes. He thought it was a wise thing to insert his hon. friend's Amendment and he hoped he would not withdraw.
§ Question put and agreed to.
§ It being half-past Five of the clock, Further Proceeding on Consideration stood adjourned.
§ Bill, as amended, to be further considered upon Friday next.