Dear Leeds City Council,

Under the FOI act, I formally request that you provide me with the following information...

Please advise the total number of burials and cremations, annually, broken down by burials and cremations from January 2015 to December 2020 (or the last full month of data), in the Leeds City Council jurisdiction.

Yours faithfully,

Nick Milner

DPFOI, Leeds City Council

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Requests Team
Information Management & Governance
Leeds City Council
PO Box 837
LS1 9PZ
Tel: 0113 3784251
Email: [email address]

Our reference: MICRDIA5X

Date 11/01/2021

Dear Nick Millner,

Re: Environmental Information Regulations Request. 

I refer to your correspondence to the council and your request for the
following:

Please see the attached document for information.

I trust that this response is satisfactory. Under Regulation 11, however,
you are entitled to make representations to us if it appears that we have
failed to comply with a requirement of the Regulations in relation to your
request. Representations must be made to us no later than 40 working days
after the date you believe we failed to comply with such a requirement. 

We will then consider your representations and supporting evidence and
decide if we have complied, notifying you of our decision as soon as
possible, and no later than 40 working days after the date of receipt of
your representations. 

Under Regulation 18, you are then entitled to apply to the Information
Commissioner for a decision as to whether, in any specified respect, your
request has not been dealt with in accordance with parts 2 and 3 of the
Regulations. 

Should you wish to contact the Commissioner’s Office then you can contact
the Commissioner via her website at [1]www.ico.gov.uk

I trust that this is self-explanatory.  If you have any queries please
contact me on 0113 3784251, or by return email.

If you have any queries or wish to discuss this matter then please contact
me on 0113 3784251 or by email to [email address].

Yours sincerely,

Information Management & Governance Team
Digital Information Service
Leeds City Council

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Requests Team
Information Management & Governance
Leeds City Council
PO Box 837
LS1 9PZ
Tel: 0113 3784251
Email: [email address]

Our reference: MEONTIAW8

Date 31/03/2021

Dear Nick Milner,

Re: Freedom of Information Request 

I refer to your request to the council.

Apologies for the delay in responding to you due to an oversight at our
end.

We will respond to your request in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

You may also wish to check information published by Leeds City Council at
datamillnorth.org to see if the information you have requested is already
available.

We will endeavor to send all of the appropriate information you have
requested within statutory time scales, however if there is a large volume
of data we may need to send this to you in batches. Where this is the
case, we will contact you.

If you have any queries or wish to discuss this matter then please contact
me on 0113 3784251 or by email to [email address].

Yours sincerely,

Information Management & Governance Team
Digital Information Service
Leeds City Council

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Leeds City Council

Requests Team
Information Management & Governance
Leeds City Council
PO Box 837
LS1 9PZ
Tel: 0113 3784251
Email: [email address]

Our reference: MEONTIAW8

Date 08/04/2021

Dear Mr. Milner,

Re: Environmental Information Regulations Reques - Burials and Cremations 

I write in response to your above information request, received in this
office on 8 January 2021. Firstly, please accept my sincerest apologies
for the delay in a response being provided to you.

In dealing with your request, please note that we have considered it under
the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, as opposed to under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. This is because the information you have
requested is information involving ‘activities’ and ‘administrative
measures’ which are likely to affect elements of the environment under Reg
2(1)(c).  I am advised that both the domestic and European courts give
wide meaning to the Regulations and have indicated that they will adopt a
broad construction of the definition of environmental information.

Your request asked:

Please advise the total number of burials and cremations, annually, broken
down by burials and cremations from January 2015 to December 2020 (or the
last full month of data), in the Leeds City Council jurisdiction.

Please find the information you have requested below:

Year Cremations Burials
2015 5876 1233
2016 5704 1084
2017 5888 1162
2018 5955 1138
2019 5861 1066
2020 6016 1082

I trust that this response is satisfactory. Under Regulation 11, however,
you are entitled to make representations to us if it appears that we have
failed to comply with a requirement of the Regulations in relation to your
request. Representations must be made to us no later than 40 working days
after the date you believe we failed to comply with such a requirement. 

We will then consider your representations and supporting evidence and
decide if we have complied, notifying you of our decision as soon as
possible, and no later than 40 working days after the date of receipt of
your representations. 

Under Regulation 18, you are then entitled to apply to the Information
Commissioner for a decision as to whether, in any specified respect, your
request has not been dealt with in accordance with parts 2 and 3 of the
Regulations. 

Should you wish to contact the Commissioner’s Office then you can contact
the Commissioner via her website at [1]www.ico.gov.uk

I trust that this is self-explanatory.  If you have any queries please
contact me on 0113 3784251, or by return email.

If you have any queries or wish to discuss this matter then please contact
me on 0113 3784251 or by email to [email address].

Yours sincerely,

Information Management & Governance Team
Digital Information Service
Leeds City Council

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