HC Deb 23 November 1999 vol 339 c58W
Mr. Mackinlay

To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what conditions pertaining to relatives' access to graves are required as a condition when Church lands are sold. [98999]

Mr. Stuart Bell

In order to secure a suitable alternative use for a redundant church, some churchyard land may be included in the disposal. Where such land contains burials, continued public access is normally reserved for the tending of graves. If necessary, rights of way can also be granted or reserved.