HC Deb 07 February 2001 vol 362 c615W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cemeteries there are in England; how many are full; if he intends more land to be made over to this use; and if he will make a statement. [148399]

Mr. Boateng

Details of the number and remaining capacity of cemeteries in England are not held centrally by the Home Office. I propose to hold a consultation exercise later this year to consider ways of meeting future demands for burial facilities, and will take account of the findings of the current inquiry into cemeteries by the Environment Sub-Committee of the Select Committee on the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs.