Dear Wakefield 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, in the Wakefield City Council jurisdiction.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Lewis

freedomofinformation, Wakefield City Council

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freedomofinformation, Wakefield City Council

Dear Mr Lewis,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information

 

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the
Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

 

Please find the response to your request below.

 

Cremations Burials Cremated remains burial
2015 3001 683 260
2016 3122 574 266
2017 3210 607 239
2018 3453 582 227
2019 3394 588 197
2020 3643 633 210

 

I trust that this information is satisfactory for your purposes.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Senior Information Governance Officer

Information Governance Team

Legal and Governance

Wakefield Council

Tel: 01924 306112

E-mail: [1][Wakefield City Council request email]

 

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Dear freedomofinformation,

thanks

but what year are the pandemic burial figures

Paul Lewis

freedomofinformation, Wakefield City Council

Dear Mr Lewis.

 

Thank you for your e-mail, but unfortunately we don’t understand your
query.

 

We have provided a response to the specific question you asked.

 

The pandemic was first identified in early 2020.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Senior Information Governance Officer

Information Governance Team, Legal and Governance,

Wakefield Council, County Hall, Wakefield, WF1 2QW

E-mail: [email address]

Tel: 01924 306112

 

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Dear freedomofinformation,

Thanks, and there is no need to respond, this is just for public record and to get a few people thinking.

The year on year actual burial figures do not authenticate the pandemic story, as the variance compared to other years is not statistically significant.

Switch off the Media.

Have a good day and enjoy life.

Paul Lewis