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Volume 470: debated on Thursday 10 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to change the law on burials, with particular reference to the re-use of graves; and if he will make a statement. (177193)

On 5 June 2007, my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Camberwell and Peckham (Ms Harman) announced that we would introduce measures to allow local authorities to re-use graves in their cemeteries and make other improvements to burial law as and when opportunities arose. We are currently preparing detailed proposals for re-using old graves and will make a further announcement in due course. This will of course be subject to public consultation.