Under the Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984 the local authority will arrange a funeral for those who die without anybody willing or able to make the arrangements.
The funerals East Hampshire District Council has undertaken are:
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In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 names and addresses have been withheld under the following two exemptions:
Section 31(1)(a) - Law enforcement
East Hampshire District Council will not disclose address details into the public domain where they relate to deceased’s empty properties as the property is likely to be unoccupied and might still contain the deceased's personal papers and effects.
The council does not believe it to be in the public interest to disclose information relating to empty properties prior to a full and thorough securing of the assets of the estate as undertaken by Treasury Solicitors.
Additionally, giving out the names of the deceased taken with other information easily available i.e. the electoral roll, telephone directory entry, 192.com etc would make identifying properties fairly easy.
Section 21 – Information accessible to applicant by other means
Although confirmation that East Hampshire District Council holds some of the information requested, the council does not accept that it holds the information in its own right, but on behalf of the Treasury Solicitors department.
All deaths have to be registered with the Hampshire Registration Offices.