HC Deb 12 November 1906 vol 164 cc1000-1
MR. H. H. MARKS (Kent, Thanet)

To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he has considered the effect of the recent decision of the Court of Appeal in the case of Godden v. The Rythe Burial Board, whereby it is held that a cemetery which is in existence but which does not happen to have been used for burials may be rendered useless as a cemetery by the fact of anyone building a house on the borders of it, and whereby the expense will be put upon the burial authorities of providing a strip of 100 yards wide round any ground they wish to use for burials, and whereby persons who have bought land for family graves, not yet used, would have the right of user taken from them; and whether he intends to deal with the matter by introducing a Bill to amend the existing law.

(Answered, by Mr. John Burns.) This matter is receiving my consideration at the present time, and I hope shortly to arrive at a decision with regard to it.