HC Deb 08 December 1908 vol 198 cc223-4
MR. CLOUGH (Yorkshire, W.R., Skipton)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the yard of Grindleton parish church was last extended for burial purposes to satisfy the demands of the Home Office; and

other emoluments received by each out of money voted by Parliament.

(Answered by Sir Edward Strachey.) Permission to do private work to which my hon. friend refers has been given in eleven cases to six civilian employees of the Ordnance Survey. The following Table gives the particulars asked for—

whether he has recently decided that the yard attached to the Grindleton parish church is full, that it has become necessary to provide an extension, and that if the churchyard is not extended for this purpose he will call upon the ratepayers of the parish to provide a public cemetery.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) No demand for the extension of this churchyard has ever been made by the Home Office; and, as I have explained to my hon. friend in a letter dated the 2nd instant, I have no powers in the matter.