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Freedom of information request response - 06258

FOI request

FOI ID number
06258
Regarding
Public Health Funerals
Request
  1. How many public health funerals were carried out in the financial year 2018/19?
  2. What was the total cost of public health funerals to the Local Authority in 2018/19?
  3. If you recovered funeral costs in 2018/19, what was the total amount that was recovered?
  4. What was the most common reason for the council performing a public health funeral in 2018/19?
    (Choose one option below.)
    • The deceased had no family
    • The deceased's family were unable to pay for the funeral
    • The deceased's family were unwilling to pay for the funeral
  5. Are family members allowed to attend the public health funeral? Please answer Yes or No

  6. 6a. If the funeral is a cremation funeral, are the ashes returned to the family? Please answer Yes or No
    6b. If you answered YES to 6a, was there a cost to the family to have the ashes returned to them?

  7. 7a. How many public health funerals in 2018/19 were burial funerals?
    7b. How many public health funerals in 2018/19 were cremation funerals?

Our response

Response
  1. One
  2. Officer time, 15.4 hours
  3. Not applicable
  4. The deceased’s family were unwilling to pay for the funeral
  5. Yes
  6. We always bury the deceased, so not applicable
  7. One burial
Response date
23 July 2019