Dear Sir or Madam

REPATRIATION OF HUMAN REMAINS

I am carrying out some research into the storage, retention and repatriation of non-European ethnological human remains held in UK regional museums or archives some of which are owned, managed or funded by UK local authorities.

To assist with this could you please let me have the following information under the Freedom of Information Act. All of these questions relate to human remains that are under 1,000 years of age. If your organisation is not covered by the Freedom of Information Act please consider supporting this research anyway and providing the information voluntarily. A link to the research will be provided to all contributers when it is published:

1. How many non-European human remains do you have in your collection or collections managed by organisations which you fund or control? If you do not have the exact number then please provide an approximation based on your normal method of counting.

2. How many human remains do you have in your collection which originated in:
a. Canada
b. New Zealand
c. Australia

3. How many requests for the repatriation of human remains have you had from communities, individuals or institutions outside of Europe since the Human Tissue Act 2004 came into force?

4. Of these requests, how many were:
a. Approved in full, with all of the requested remains being returned to the communities/individuals in question.
b. Approved in part with some of the requested remains being returned.
c. Not approved.
d. Still awaiting a decision.

5. For those requests which were not approved please provide a copy of the final decision letter setting out the reasons.

6. How many human remains have you repatriated to their country of origin proactively without receiving a request?

Thanking you in advance for your assistance with this important research project which should help to reconnect numerous Indigenous communities with their lost ancestors.

Yours faithfully

Maciej Wójtowicz

Rhea McFarlane, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
-None- Maciej Wojtowicz Contact: Rhea McFarlane
Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: DEV04042C4
Date: 10/12/2018

Dear -None- Wojtowicz

Freedom of Information : DEV04042C4

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information which was received
on 10/12/2018 about Repatriation of Human Remains.   It will be forwarded
to the appropriate Council Service for action and you should receive a
response, or a request for clarification by 11/01/2019. If there is a need
to clarify anything relating to your request, colleagues will contact you.
 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.  

Yours sincerely

Rhea McFarlane

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

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Rhea McFarlane, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
-None- Maciej Wojtowicz Contact: Rhea McFarlane
Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: DEV04042C4
Date: 10/12/2018

Dear -None- Wojtowicz

Freedom of Information : DEV04042C4

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information which was received
on 10/12/2018 about Repatriation of Human Remains.   It will be forwarded
to the appropriate Council Service for action and you should receive a
response, or a request for clarification by 11/01/2019. If there is a need
to clarify anything relating to your request, colleagues will contact you.
 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.  

Yours sincerely

Rhea McFarlane

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

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Pearl McMenemy, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
-None- Maciej Wojtowicz Contact: Brian Forbes
  Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: DEV04042C4
Date: 13/12/2018

Dear -None- Wojtowicz

Freedom of Information Enquiry: DEV04042C4

Thank you for your information request dated 10/12/2018.

I am happy to supply you with the information you requested.

We have no museums in Clackmannanshire or human remains in storage.
 

Yours sincerely

Brian Forbes

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