HC Deb 07 July 1955 vol 543 cc118-9W
Mr. J. Harrison

asked the Attorney-General if he is aware that when privately-owned commercially operated graveyards are closed through lack of resources and the properties on liquidation fall to the Crown, private grave holders and local authorities are faced with difficulty and hardship; and what action he will take in such cases.

The Attorney-General

I assume that the hon. Member is referring to the case of Re Nottingham General Cemetery Company, in which the court made an order authorising the liquidator to disclaim land constituting a cemetery owned by the company. The land has not yet been disclaimed and I am not aware that the cemetery has been closed; no action appears to be called for.