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Philip Dunne (Whip, Whips; Ludlow, Conservative)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on (a) communal graves and (b) burial arrangements for paupers.

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Bridget Prentice (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice; Lewisham East, Labour)

Our current guidance reminds burial ground managers not to discriminate in the way common graves are provided in cemeteries and encourages them to be treated with as much sensitivity and respect as any other graves.

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