PROPOSALS which would allow undertakers to dissolve dead human bodies and flush them into the sewage system have been attacked by MEP Godfrey Bloom.

Mr Bloom, the UKIP member for Yorkshire and the Humberside, said the EU is currently investigating the proposal, which has come from the Flemish Association of Undertakers as a way of cutting down on the amount of land taken up by burials.

The plans would see people’s deceased loved ones being placed in containers containing salts and water. These containers would then be pressurised and some time later the liquid and mineral ash left over could be flushed into sewage systems or be put into urns and given to loved ones.

Mr Bloom, who lives near Selby, said:“We are talking about dissolving the dead and flushing them into the sewage system. I am appalled that the European Commission is even looking into this shameful and disrespectful suggestion.

“I find the whole concept macabre and have no doubt that the straight talking people of Yorkshire will think the same.

“It’s the European Parliament that wants dissolving and flushing down the sewers.”