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.
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From: Wendy Plummer
Sent: 05 May 2011 12:44
To: '[email address]'
Subject: FOI Request
Re the above and your request dated 8th April 2011 please see attached
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