To whom it may concern,
I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my enquiry as specifically as possible. However, if this request is too wide or unclear, please feel free to contact me for clarification.
I am looking for information about the amount of money spent by councils on public health funerals, also known as paupers’ funerals.
As such, I would really appreciate answers to the following questions:
1. How many public health funerals has the council carried out in each month of the 2020/21 financial year, to date?
2. How much has the council spent on carrying out public health funerals in each month of the 2020/21 financial year, to date?
3. How many public health funerals did the council carry out in each month of the 2018/19 and 2019/20 financial years?
4. How much did the council spend carrying out public health funerals in each month of the 2018/19 and 2019/20 financial years?
I understand that under the Act, I should be entitled to a response within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you would confirm in writing that you have received this request.
I would really appreciate your help with this request – I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you for your information request which is receiving attention. We
will respond to your request within the 20 working day statutory deadline.
Please do not reply to this auto acknowledgement.
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.
Information relating to local authority funerals and a Register of Persons
Dying with No Next of Kin can be found on our website and I attach a link
for your ease of reference:
(Section 21 - Information accessible by other means).
This information is regularly updated and so you may wish to refer direct
to our website for any future requests.
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original request and should be addressed to: Freedom of Information
Officer at Torridge District Council, Riverbank House, Bideford EX39 2QG
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
With kind regards.
Torridge District Council
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