Daily Mail reports that ‘Dead will have to be dug up and reburied’

May 15, 2014   //   No Comments

The Daily Mail reported on 14th May that the ‘Dead will have to be dug up and reburied in deeper graves because Britain’s cemeteries are almost full.’

Tory MP Sarah Wollaston warns that the shortage of graves is now ‘critical’ in many towns, with councils having nowhere left to bury the dead.  Dr Wollaston is urging ministers to let churches and council cemeteries re-use older graves to ease the crisis.  In one part of her Devon constituency there are just 16 empty burial plots left.

Sir Tony Baldry, the Tory MP who represents the Church of England in Parliament, said the law did not make it clear whether churches or local councils were responsible for providing burial space.

The full article may be read at online at The Daily Mail.