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 did the council conduct in each month between July 2019 and June 2020?
2. How much did the council spend each month between July 2019 and June 2020 on public health funerals?
3. How many public health funerals did the council conduct in total in each of the 2018/19 and 2019/2020 financial years?
4. What did the council spend in total on public health funerals in each of the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 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.
Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request ENQ-419617-M9J4K0
Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 received on 27 July 2020.
We have up to 20 working days in which to deal with your request; however, the current circumstances relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) may impact on our ability to meet deadlines and so we may take longer to provide you with a response.
If we require clarification regarding your request, we will contact you to explain this. The 20 working day period will then start from the day that we receive your clarification.
You will also be informed in advance if there is a charge for supplying copies of the information.
Please also be aware that, if the requested information contains references to any third parties, we may need to consult these individuals about the release of their personal data before making a decision whether or not to release the information to you.
We will also provide an explanation if any information is not released to you.
Should you have any queries regarding your request, please contact the team by email [email address] or by telephone 01603 222661.
Sarah Cooper, Business Support Assistant
Information Compliance Team
Dept: 01603 222661
Bay 7-9, Ground Floor, County Hall, Norwich
Dear Mr Alwakeel
Freedom of Information Request ENQ-419617-M9J4K0
I refer to your request for information dated 27 July 2020.
You asked for:
• information about the amount of money spent by councils on public
health funerals, also known as paupers’ funerals
I am afraid that the County Council does not hold the information that you
I understand, however that you can obtain the information from
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list, we would appreciate it if you would remove us to save us receiving
further requests on this specific matter as this is a function of the
District/Borough/City Councils in Norfolk.
If you are dissatisfied with our handling of your request you have the
right of appeal through the Council’s internal review procedure by setting
out the grounds of your appeal in writing to:
[Norfolk County Council request email]
or Information Compliance Team
An appeal should be submitted within 40 working days of the date of this
notice and should be identified as "FOI Appeal".
If you are dissatisfied after pursuing the complaints procedure, you may
apply to the Information Commissioner under Section 50 of the Act for a
decision whether your request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of Part I of the Act. Refer to the ICO
Website at: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ for advice on how to report a
concern. Or you can write to them at:
First Contact Team
Information Commissioner's Office
Water Lane, Wilmslow
Bev Whittaker, Senior Information Compliance Officer
Information Compliance Team, Insight and Analytics, Strategy and
Tel Dept: 01603 222661
Bays 7,8 & 9, Ground Floor, South Wing, County Hall, Martineau Lane,
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