§ Mr. Anthony Greenwood
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how many applications for authorisation to build new crematoria have been made since the end of the war in how many, and which, cases authorisation has been given and to what extent such authorisation has been given to private companies.
Some 127 local authorities, or groups of local authori-ties, have applied for permission to build new crematoria since the war. Final authorisation has been given to Bolton County Borough Council, Cardiff County Borough Council, Kingston-upon-Thames Joint Burial Committee and Southend County Borough Council. Approval in principle has been given to Blackburn County Borough Council, Grimsby County Borough Council, Halifax County Borough Council Northallerton and Romanby Joint Burial Committee, South-West Middlesex Crematorium Board, Swansea County Borough Council and Wolverhampton County Borough 21W Council. The authorities in the Gosport-Portsmouth area have also been invited to proceed with a scheme. No authorisation has been given to any private company.