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Public Health Funerals

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 65114, tabled on 26 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of public health funerals conducted by local authorities in England in each of the last 3 years.

Answered on

6 July 2020

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government does not collect the information requested. Figures on local authority expenditure on, and income from, the provision of cemetery, cremation and mortuary services, including closed churchyards and post-mortem services within mortuaries, from the past three years, are collected on the Revenue Outturn (RO) forms available from:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/local-authority-revenue-expenditure-and-financing-england-2018-to-2019-individual-local-authority-data-outturn

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/local-authority-revenue-expenditure-and-financing-england-2017-to-2018-individual-local-authority-data-outturn

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/local-authority-revenue-expenditure-and-financing-england-2016-to-2017-individual-local-authority-data-outturn