§ Dr. Evan Harris
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research into the potential need for the re-use of burial grounds has been commissioned by the Government since 1997; what the cost of that research has been; and where and when it has been published. 
§ Paul Goggins
We have not commissioned specific research into the need to re-use old graves. In accordance with the commitment in our response to the recommendations of the Environment Select Committee's eighth report on cemeteries, we will shortly be publishing a consultation document on the reform of burial legislation generally, including the case for the reuse of old graves.