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FOI 9918

Pauper burials

Request

1) How many pauper burials did the council pay for in the years i) April 2010 - March 2011 ii) April 2011 - March 2012 iii) April 2012 - March 2013 iv) April 2013 - March 2014 v) Entire 2014? If yes, how many in total? Can the information be provided for each year requested.

2) How much did this cost the council? Again can this be broken down for each year requested?

Response

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request concerning public health act funerals, this has been passed to me for a reply as the responsible Officer for this service area.

Whilst details of the number of Public Health funerals are recorded by the Council the information you request in relation to individual costs is not available and therefore we are unable to answer this particular part of your enquiry. Attached is a list of Public Health Act funerals that have taken place between 2006 and 2010.

Information regarding more recent Public Health Act funerals is now available on the Brentwood Borough Council website, which is up to date, and is up dated at the end of every month. You can access this information by going to http://opendata.brentwood.gov.uk/View/general-information/parish-burials-public-health-funerals.