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FOI Request – Public Health Funerals

Ramzy Alwakeel made this Freedom of Information request to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 122 authorities

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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.

Yours faithfully,

Ramzy Alwakeel

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ramzy Alwakeel

 

Further to your recent request regarding public health funerals, please
see Wirral Council's response below.

 

1. How many public health funerals has the council carried out in each
month of the 2020/21 financial year, to date?

 

April 2020 - 5

May 2020 - 3

June 2020 - 4

July 2020 - 1

August 2020 - 1

 

2. How much has the council spent on carrying out public health funerals
in each month of the 2020/21 financial year, to date?

 

April 2020 - £7,955.00

May 2020 - £4,773.00

June 2020 - £6,364.00

July 2020 - £1,591.00

August 2020 - £1,591.00

 

3. How many public health funerals did the council carry out in each month
of the 2018/19 and 2019/20 financial years?

 

April 2018 - 0

May 2018 - 0

June 2018 - 0

July 2018 - 2

August 2018 - 1

September 2018 - 0

October 2018 - 0

November 2018 - 1

December 2018 - 0

January 2019 - 0

February 2019 - 1

March 2019 - 0

 

April 2019 - 1

May 2019 - 0

June 2019 - 0

July 2019 - 4

August 2019 - 2

September 2019 - 1

October 2019 - 2

November 2019 - 0

December 2019 - 1

January 2020 - 0

February 2020 - 4

March 2020 - 1

 

4. How much did the council spend carrying out public health funerals in
each month of the 2018/19 and 2019/20 financial years?

 

April 2018 - £0

May 2018 - £0

June 2018 - £0

July 2018 - £2,426.00

August 2018 - £223.40

September 2018 - £0

October 2018 - £0

November 2018 - £1,340.00

December 2018 - £0

January 2019 - £0

February 2019 - £753.93

March 2019 - £0

 

April 2019 - £1,591.00

May 2019 - £0

June 2019 - £0

July 2019 - £6,733.60

August 2019 - £3,182.00

September 2019 - £1,591.00

October 2019 - £3,182.00

November 2019 - £0

December 2019 - £1591.00

January 2020 - £0

February 2020 - £6364.00

March 2020 - £1775.00

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Principal Information Management Officer

Wirral Council

Treasury Building

Cleveland Street

Birkenhead

Wirral

CH41 1AH

 

Email: [1][Wirral Borough Council request email]

Visit our website: [2]www.wirral.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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