HC Deb 16 July 1906 vol 160 c1343

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been drawn to the recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Godden v. Hythe Burial Board, in which it was held, owing to an obvious flaw in The Burials Act, 1855, that an owner of land who chooses now to build a dwelling-house within 100 yards of a burial ground not used or appropriated prior to the date of the Act can veto interments within 100 yards range; and whether he will take the earliest suitable opportunity which presents itself to amend the law.


My attention has been called to this matter. I certainly will give consideration to the suggestion for an amendment of the law.