|What is in this data?||The data provides details of Public Health Funerals (also known as National
Assistance Funerals) carried out by the Council under Section 46 of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984
|Licence||Our data is provided under the terms of the Open Government Licence|
|Why we publish this type of data||This dataset is produced in response to an increasing number of FOI requests for details of Public Health Funerals carried out by the Council.|
|How often is it published?||There are relatively few public health funerals in this district and, therefore, we consider that publication of this information at half-yearly intervals is reasonable. The provision of updated information before the next planned update will be exempted under Section 22 of the FOI Act as it is information that we hold with the intention of publishing at some future date, as specified.|
|What does each column mean?||
For each funeral:
We apply the following FOI exemptions to the release of any further information about public health funerals, people who have died with no known next of kin, bona vacantia estates and estates which have been referred to the Treasury Solicitor.
Section 21- Information Reasonably Accessible to the Applicant by Another Means:
The Council’s reason for applying this exemption is that details of all deaths within the district are registered. Date of birth and exact place of death of the deceased can be found on the death certificate of the deceased. Certificates can be obtained from Somerset Heritage Centre, Brunel Way, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton, TA2 6SF or can be requested online through Somerset County Council.
Information that the council holds on estates passed, or estates to be passed, to the Treasury Solicitor, is considered to be held on behalf of the Treasury Solicitor’s Department. Some details of the estate of those persons who have died and which have been passed to the Treasury Solicitor can be accessed via the Treasury Solicitor’s website or via the Bona Vacantia website.
Section 31 – Law Enforcement
|What formats are available?||PDF - which can be viewed as a document|
|How to ask for more information||If you have queries with any of the information listed in the data, please contact us on 01823 218743|
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