Public Health Funerals


  1. Has the Council conducted any ‘Public Health Act Funerals since 15/12/2015 to the present (the day you respond to this request)?
  2. If the answer to this question is yes, please disclose: a) The full names of the deceased b) The date of birth of the deceased c) The date of death of the deceased d) The last known address of the deceased e) Whether the details of the deceased, have been/will be or are likely to be referred to the Government Legal Department (if you are not sure then can you just answer that field ‘unsure, or unknown’ or words to that effect).
  3. Have there been any similar FOI requests as this within the time scale outlined in question 1?
  4. Has the Council given this information away to any other individual or organisation outside the parameters of FOI (other than the Government legal department or internally) within the time scale outlined in question 1


Please note that Devon County Council is not responsible for carrying out public health funerals. Therefore we do not hold the information you have requested. In the interest of providing you with advice and assistance please note that public health funerals are generally carried out by District and Unitary Councils. NHS bodies such as Hospital Trusts are also involved with organising Public Health Funerals.

Contact details for all District Councils in Devon are available here;

Details for the unitary councils of Plymouth City and Torbay Borough Council are available here

Contact information for NHS bodies in Devon are available here

If you wish to speak with someone regarding the above request, please contact the Information Governance Team on 01392 383000 or email