HC Deb 07 March 1988 vol 129 c61W
Mr. Tony Banks

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence ( 1 ) when the War Graves Commission last inspected the graves in the Woodgrange Park cemetery in the London borough of Newham; and how many complaints have been directed by the commission to the cemetery owners;

(2) what measures are adopted by his Department to ensure that cemetery owners acting as agents of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission maintain proper standards of care;

(3) if he will list those cemeteries in London which charge for maintaining war graves and those cemeteries which do not;

(4) if any charges have been paid to the current owners of the Woodgrange Park cemetery for maintaining war graves; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Freeman

These are matters for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and I have asked the director general to write to the hon. Member.