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Public health funerals

A public health funeral is a funeral for people who have died with no known next of kin, bona vacantia estates and estates which have been referred to the Treasury Solicitor, or Duchy of Lancaster or Cornwall. 

Details of public health funerals are updated on a quarterly basis. 

Public health funerals in the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees 

Date of death 

Gender 

Type of funeral 

Next of Kin/Will 

Treasury Solicitors 

11.1.19 

Female 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

21.1.19 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

23.1.19 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

26.1.19 

Female 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

25.2.19 

Female 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

5.3.19 

Female 

Cremation 

No 

No 

10.5.19 

Male 

Cremation 

No 

No 

24.6.19 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

23.8.19 

Female 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

31.8.19 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

28.8.19 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

16.11.19 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

22.11.19 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

25.11.19 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

31.12.19 

Female 

Cremation 

No 

No 

13.01.20 

Male 

Cremation 

No 

No 

9.03.20 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

22.03.20 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

01.04.20 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

05.04.20 

Female 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

19.04.20 

Female 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

10.04.20 

Female 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

6.04.20 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

7.05.20 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

9.05.20 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

11.04.20 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

27.06.20 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

06.07.20 

Female 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

06.07.20 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

13.07.20 

Male 

Cremation 

No 

Yes 

18.08.20 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

23.08.20 

Female 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

24.08.20 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

1.09.20 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

24.10.20 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

27.09.20 

Female 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

19.12.20 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

6.1.21 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

3.2.21 

Male 

Cremation 

Not Known 

No 

14.2.21 

Male 

Cremation 

Not known 

No 

2.2.21 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

26.6.21 

Female 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

10.6.21 

Female 

Burial 

Yes 

No 

7.8.21 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

17.10.21 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

Yes 

20.10.21 

Female 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

27.10.21 

Male 

Cremation 

Yes 

No 

30.11.21MaleCremationYesNo
05.12.21MaleCremationNoNo
03.01.22MaleBurialNoNo
15.02.22MaleBurialYesNo
11.03.22MaleCremationNoNo
15.03.22MaleCremationYesNo

 

Public health funeral costs in the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees 

Financial Year 

(1 April to 31 March)   

No. of Burials and Cremations 

Total Costs paid for in the financial year £ 

2019 - 2020 

13 

15,242.21 

2020 - 2021 

25 

27,130.57 

2021 - 2022 

12

14,336.00

Exemption of updated information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 

There are relatively few public health funerals in the Borough of Stockton on Tees therefore, we consider that publication of this information at quarterly intervals reasonable. 

Exemption of additional information under The Freedom of Information Act 2000  

We apply the following exemptions to the release of any further information about public health funerals, people who have died with no known next of kin, bona vacantia estates and estates which have been referred to the Treasury Solicitor, or Duchy of Lancaster or Cornwall: 

Section 21- information reasonably accessible to the applicant by another means 

Our reason for applying this exemption is that details of all deaths within the Borough are registered. Deaths can be registered at any Registry Office and contact details of all those within the Borough of Stockton on Tees, can be found on our registration pages.   

Information that the council holds on estates passed, or estates to be passed, to the Treasury Solicitor, is considered to be held on behalf of the Treasury Solicitor's Department. Some details of the estate of those persons who have died and which have been passed to the Treasury Solicitor can be accessed via the Treasury Solicitor's website or via the Bona Vacantia website.

Section 31  - law enforcement 

Revealing details of the assets of an estate before the Treasury Solicitor has undertaken their own enquiries would provide an opportunity for criminal acts to be committed (for example, theft or fraud). Similarly, there would be concerns about making the last known address of the deceased public, as the property is likely to be unoccupied and might still contain the deceased's personal papers and effects. There is also a continuing risk after the estate has been secured of, for example, identity theft. Taking into account the above issues, the council considers that there is no over-riding public interest in releasing the information requested. Any public interest would be best served by upholding the exemption under Section 31 of the Act as disclosure of the information would be likely to prejudice the prevention of crime by enabling or encouraging the commission of offences. 

Applicants should be aware that the exemption of additional information under Section 21 and Section 31 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 has been upheld by an Internal Review. 

 Funeral Director 

We currently use Colin McGinley Independent Family Funeral Service, 235a Acklam Road, Middlesbrough, TS5 7AB.