An impending shortage of burial space in England and Wales may lead to grave-sharing.
In a technique called "lift and deepen" old graves will be deepened with room for up to six new coffins to be placed on top of the older remains.
Families could refuse permission for their ancestors' graves to be re-used for "at least another generation".
But once the deeper graves have been used once there will be no time constraints on when subsequent bodies are buried in them. [Link]