§ Mr. Jenkin
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the application to close All Saints Churchyard, Brightlingsea, in Essex. 
§ Paul Goggins
[holding answer 18 May 2004]: The hon. Member will be aware that the initial application was made on the basis that the churchyard was full. However the results of the recent technical survey have indicated that a limited amount of space is still available for further burials. In line with agreed practice, the application to close All Saints Churchyard does not fall to be considered until this space has been filled.