Public health funerals

Jonathan Walker made this Freedom of Information request to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

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Jonathan Walker

Dear Sandwell Borough Council,

a) The number of funerals funded by the local authority because no friends or relatives of the deceased could be found who were able or willing to pay, in the five most recent years for which figures are available. I believe these are officially known as public health funerals.

b) The cost of such in the three most recent years for which
figures are available, broken down by year.

c) A copy of any guidance or instructions used to determine the format of the funeral and what happens to the body. For example, whether the body is cremated or buried, whether a religious service is held, whether a tombstone is provided, and any other details you can provide about what happens at the funerals.

Yours faithfully,

Jonathan Walker

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

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From: Wendy Plummer
Sent: 05 May 2011 12:44
To: '[email address]'
Subject: FOI Request

Dear Jonathan

Re the above and your request dated 8th April 2011 please see attached

Wendy Plummer

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