Protection Of Cemeteries
That this House recalls the distress caused to many families at the proposal by BAA as part of its plans for a third runway at Heathrow to drive a road through Cherry Lane Cemetery; notes the families' concern at the lack of legislative protection against this type of development; acknowledges that this results from a glaring contradiction in the Government's policy towards cemeteries and the issue of exhumation in which exhumations are required to be undertaken in a sensitive, cautious, respectful and caring manner, to be subject to local consultation and, if objected to, to be abandoned, whilst using all methods of notification to next-of-kin and the community; further notes that in cases of major developments affecting cemeteries, exemplified by the Cherry Lane case, a bulldozer approach is taken, allowing for the overriding of objections and the ignoring of the right to be consulted; and therefore calls on the Government to undertake a swift review of the current law in relation to the protection of cemeteries with a view to bringing forward legislation that affords cemeteries suitable protection and avoids others undergoing the distress experienced by the Cherry Lane Cemetery relatives.
This motion has been signed by a total of 16 MPs.
|John McDonnell||30/03/2010||Hayes and Harlington||Labour||Proposed|
|Jeremy Corbyn||06/04/2010||Islington North||Labour||Seconded|
|Andrew Pelling||06/04/2010||Croydon Central||Independent||Seconded|
|Ronnie Campbell||06/04/2010||Blyth Valley||Labour||Seconded|
|Robert Wareing||07/04/2010||Liverpool, West Derby||Independent||Signed|
|Rudi Vis||07/04/2010||Finchley and Golders Green||Labour||Signed|
|Mike Hancock||07/04/2010||Portsmouth South||Liberal Democrat||Signed|
|Albert Owen||07/04/2010||Ynys M||Labour||Signed|
|Lynne Jones||07/04/2010||Birmingham, Selly Oak||Labour||Signed|
|Stephen Pound||07/04/2010||Ealing North||Labour||Signed|
|John Leech||07/04/2010||Manchester, Withington||Liberal Democrat||Signed|
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