Public health funerals

Freedom of information requests about public health funerals

We have recently been experiencing a high volume of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests from companies and individuals offering to trace the next of kin of persons being buried under the Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984.

In response to the volume of FOI requests on this subject the we have created this page to make public all such cases it becomes involved with, some of which it refers to the Government Legal Department. In this way we are able to refer those requesting information on this subject to this page which in turn enables us to deal with such requests pursuant to section 21 of the FOI Act (information accessible to applicant by other means).