MR. HERBERT ROBERTS (Denbighshire, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the refusal on 20th May by the Rector of Clocaenog, Denbighshire, of the parish bier for the interment of the fate Mr. John Hughes, a parishioner, under the Burial Law (Amendment) Act, 1880; whether he is aware that difficulties under such circumstances frequently occur with regard to the use of the parish bier; and whether it is the intention of the Government to propose any legislation on the subject.
§ *MR. AKERS-DOUGLAS
I had not heard of this matter until the hon. Member drew my attention to it; and I am afraid I must ask him to put the Question to me again a day or two hence, as I have not yet received the answer to inquiries which I have made on the subject.