Freedom of information on public health funerals
Under Section 31 (1) (a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we:
- redact personal information relating to the deceased such as addresses
- withold estate values values of the decesaed
We consider that the release of the full addresses and or value of estates of the deceased may provide an opportunity for a crime to be committed.
The Treasury Solicitor secures the assets of deceased persons, when:
- there are no apparent living relatives and
- when the estate stands at a certain amount after funeral expenses have been paid
You can look at the Treasury Solicitor's Department website to find out how they deal with these estates.
We never give money or property to any family member or friend unless we are legally directed to do so by the proper authority.
We can recover our costs as detailed in the Public Health Act Funeral Policy.
We do not administer the deceased’s estate, but we do recover the costs of the funeral.
Public health funeral information
We update and publish information on public health funerals on a regular basis: