Dear South Lanarkshire Council,

Can you tell me the total amount of funerals seperated by burials and cremations that have occured in South Lanarkshire in 2022 ?

Yours faithfully,

Mr D Tait

Marshall, Yvonne, South Lanarkshire Council

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Good afternoon and thank you for your enquiry regarding funerals which was
received here today.  This has been passed to the appropriate officer who
will respond to you as soon as possible but no later than 9 December 2022,
regards, Yvonne



Yvonne Marshall

Administration Assistant

Community and Enterprise Resources

Montrose House

154 Montrose Crescent

Hamilton ML3 6LB

Phone: 01698 455120

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Dear Mr Tait


Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA)

Request for Information


I refer to your information request received by the council on 11 November
2022 in which you ask for the following information:


• The total amount of funerals separated by burials and cremations that
have occurred in South Lanarkshire in 2022


Response to Request


The council has searched its records and can give you all of the
information that it has in relation to your request. This information is
as follows:


• The total number of funerals in South Lanarkshire from 1 January 2022
to 17 November 2022 was 2665.  Of those, 1141  were burials and 1524
were cremations.


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Facilities, Waste and Grounds Services

Community and Enterprise Resources

South Lanarkshire Council

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