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Public Health Funerals

Requested on
Fri 14th March, 2014
Reference
FOI 4095
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I was wondering if I could request some answers to my questions from the council.

1) Does the council have any dealings with genealogical company, probate specialist or genealogy firms?
2) What are the names of those companies?
3) For what purpose are those companies used?
4) Which department is in contact with that genealogical companies, probate specialists or genealogy firms?
5) Who and/or which department makes the executive decision to contact the genealogical companies, probate specialists or genealogy firms?

6) Provide the name of the council staff, job title, department, email and telephone number of the person who contacts the genealogical companies, probate specialists or genealogy firms.
7) Does the council use a particular company? If yes, what are the reasons behind them?
8) Does the council get paid from those companies?
9) If yes, in what format does the council receive the payment? And how much does the council get paid?
10) Does the council use the companies, probate specialists or firms when there is a public health funeral?

11) How many public health funerals have taken place over the past one year (from February 2013)?

a. Have the family been contacted by the council or the genealogy company?
b. If the family were contacted by someone other than the council or genealogy company, please state their contact details.
c. What is the name of the deceased?
d. Place of birth
e. Place of death
f. Date of birth
g. Date of death
h. Address (if known)
i. Has this information been sent to Treasury Solicitor, QLTR, NUHU, Crown Solicitor, Farrer & Co, or the equivalent of?
j. If yes, please state the date (if known).
k. What were the reasons for not sending it to the places mentioned in 11i?
l. If there have been funerals prior to February 2013, and it is still pending please provide details from 11a-k.

Answer

1) Does the council have any dealings with genealogical company, probate specialist or genealogy firms? No
2) What are the names of those companies? N/A
3) For what purpose are those companies used? N/A
4) Which department is in contact with that genealogical companies, probate specialists or genealogy firms? N/A
5) Who and/or which department makes the executive decision to contact the genealogical companies, probate specialists or genealogy firms? N/A
6) Provide the name of the council staff, job title, department, email and telephone number of the person who contacts the genealogical companies, probate specialists or genealogy firms. N/A
7) Does the council use a particular company? If yes, what are the reasons behind them? N/A
8) Does the council get paid from those companies? N/A
9) If yes, in what format does the council receive the payment? And how much does the council get paid? N/A
10) Does the council use the companies, probate specialists or firms when there is a public health funeral? N/A
11) How many public health funerals have taken place over the past one year (from February 2013)? 4 where no next of kin could be located
a. Have the family been contacted by the council or the genealogy company? Where next of kin have been identified, they will be contacted by council officers
b. If the family were contacted by someone other than the council or genealogy company, please state their contact details. N/A

Of the above listed funerals we hold the following information regarding those deceased people with no next of kin:
Name - Peter Mann
DOD –2/5/2013
DOB - 31/3/1947
Address - Ronald West Court Loughborough
information sent to Treasury Solicitor – N/A

Name - MR Samuel Brown
DOD – 24/7/2013
DOB – 04/06/1938
Address-  78 Woodgate Drive – Birstall - Leicestershire
Information sent to Treasury Solicitor – 11/10/2013

Name - Mr Reginald Oram Morris
DOD - 23/8/2013
DOB – 23/12/1929
Address - 36 Linden Road, Loughborough
Information been sent to Treasury Solicitor – N/A

Name - Mr Michael Broughton
DOD 16/1/2014
DOB - 02/03/78
Address – None
Information been sent to Treasury Solicitor – N/A

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