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Freedom of information request response - 05266

FOI request

FOI ID number
05266
Regarding
Public Health Funerals
Request
  1. How many public health funerals were carried out in the financial year 2016/17?
  2. What was the total cost of public health funerals to the Local Authority in 2016/17?
  3.  If you recovered funeral costs in 2016/17, what was the total amount that was recovered?
  4.  What was the most common reason for the council performing a public health funeral in 2016/17? (Choose one option below)
    1. The deceased had no family
    2. The deceased’s family were unable to pay for the funeral
    3. The deceased’s family were unwilling to pay for the funeral
  5.  How many public health funerals were carried out in the financial year 2017/18?
  6.  What was the total cost of public health funerals to the Local Authority in 2017/18?
  7.  If you recovered funeral costs in 2017/18, what was the total amount that was recovered?
  8.  What was the most common reason for the council performing a public health funeral in 2017/18? (Choose one option below)
    1. The deceased had no family
    2. The deceased’s family were unable to pay for the funeral
    3. The deceased’s family were unwilling to pay for the funeral

Our response

Response
  1. How many public health funerals were carried out in the financial year 2016/17? 1
  2. What was the total cost of public health funerals to the Local Authority in 2016/17? £1135.00
  3.  If you recovered funeral costs in 2016/17, what was the total amount that was recovered? £0
  4.  What was the most common reason for the council performing a public health funeral in 2016/17? (Choose one option below) EDCs responsibility arose by virtue of s46 of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984. The duty arises ‘in any case where it appears to the authority that no suitable arrangements for the disposal of the body have been made or are being made otherwise than by the authority’.
  5. How many public health funerals were carried out in the financial year 2017/18? 0
  6.  What was the total cost of public health funerals to the Local Authority in 2017/18? Not applicable
  7.  If you recovered funeral costs in 2017/18, what was the total amount that was recovered? Not applicable
  8.  What was the most common reason for the council performing a public health funeral in 2017/18? Not applicable

 

Response date
23 May 2018