Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywMaciej Wójtowicz mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.

Repatriation of human remains

Maciej Wójtowicz made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Eden District Council as part of a batch sent to 265 authorities

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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

foi, Eden District Council



Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. This is an auto
acknowledgement response. We will be in touch shortly about your request.

 

Freedom of Information

Eden District Council

Town Hall, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7QF

Email: [1][Eden District Council request email]

 

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Eden District Council

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
received on 07/Dec/2018. I have registered your request under reference
number FOI 05796 and would be grateful if you would please use this
reference and the email address [Eden District Council request email] on any future
correspondence relating to this request.

We aim to respond to your request no later than 09/Jan/2019.

Whilst it is the Council’s policy to provide information wherever
possible, I need to advise you that there are a number of exemptions under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which may prevent the release of some
or all of the information you have requested. Some exemptions are absolute
and some only apply where the public interest in maintaining the exemption
outweighs that in disclosing the information. You will be informed if this
is the case and the reason why.

Once the information has been identified the Authority may also ask that a
fee be paid for processing and delivering the information to you. Details
of any fee to be charged will be notified to you as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully

Eden District Council

FOI Team

Tel: 01768 817817
Email: [email address]

Town Hall
Penrith
Cumbria CA11 7QF

www.eden.gov.uk

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foi, Eden District Council

Dear Maciej

Freedom of Information request relating to Repatriation of human remains

Further to your FOI request which was logged under FOI Ref No 05796, I am now in a position to provide a response to your request for information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please find the information you have requested below.

I hope this satisfies your query. However if you are dissatisfied with this response, you can have your complaint heard under the Council’s Complaints Procedure. To do this you will need to contact the Deputy Chief Executive (Matthew Neal) by emailing: [email address], or by writing to the Deputy Chief Executive at: Eden District Council, Town Hall, Penrith CA11 7QF, within 10 working days of receipt of this email.

You can also complain to the Information Commissioner (ICO) at: Information Commissioner’s Officer, Wycliffe House, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF or by telephoning 0303 123 1113. Generally the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by Eden District Council.

Most of the information that we provide in response to Freedom of Information Act 2000 requests will be subject to copyright protection. In most cases the copyright will be owned by Eden District Council. The copyright in other information may be owned by another person or organisation as indicated on the information itself.

You are free to use any of the information supplied for your own non-commercial research or private study purposes. The information may also be used for any other purpose allowed by a limitation or exception in copyright law, such as news reporting. However, any other type of re-use, for example by publishing the information in analogue or digital format, including on the internet, will require the permission of the copyright owner.

Yours sincerely

Eden District Council

FOI Team
Eden District Council, Town Hall, Penrith CA11 7QF
Tel: 01768 817817
E-mail: [Eden District Council request email]

www.eden.gov.uk

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Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywMaciej Wójtowicz mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.