HC Deb 07 June 1905 vol 147 cc926-7
MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

To ask the Lord-Advocate whether he is aware that the County and Chief District Sanitary Inspector for Ross and Cromarty states in his last annual report that the burial grounds of Kirivig, Balinakill, and Little Bernera, Island of Lewis, are still in an unsatisfactory condition and demand an early remedy, many of the coffins at Balinakill being within two feet of the surface; and is he now able to state what action it is proposed to take in the matter.

(Answered by Mr. Scott Dickson.) I am informed that the Lewis District Committee are now asking for the medical officer's certificates to enable them to take the necessary steps to have these burial grounds closed. The Local Government Board are in communication with the parish council as to the provision of new burial grounds.