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Industrial Health and Safety: Cemeteries

Volume 480: debated on Friday 17 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to issue new guidance on health and safety in graveyards. (224600)

The Health and Safety Executive is supporting the Ministry of Justice and representatives from across the burial industry in finalising guidance on how to manage the risk associated with unstable memorials. The final guidance is due to be discussed at this month’s meeting of the Ministry of Justice’s Burials and Cemeteries Advisory Group. Subject to agreement there, the intention is to publish in the coming weeks.