HC Deb 26 April 1906 vol 156 cc25-6

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that the Reverend G. P. de Putron, vicar of Withycombe, near Exmouth, recently refused to permit a Nonconformist minister to officiate at the burial of a parishioner in the parish churchyard, on the ground that the parishioner had died outside the limits of the parish; and whether having regard to the fact that the vicar was acting within his legal right, the Government will take steps to introduce a measure to amend the Burial Act so as to prevent the possibility of such occurrence in future.


The case has not previously been brought to my notice, but I will make inquiry into it.