FOI request (FOI202703)
Requested Thu 12 January 2017
Responded Thu 12 January 2017
Under the Freedom of Information Act within the last 24 months please provide the following information:
1) Does the council use a genealogy firm or tracing agents? a) Is this firm or agent regulated? b I) Did you select the genealogy firm or tracing agents through a tendering process? b II) If yes, are you able to provide a copy of the winning tender application?
c) For what reason would you require the services of a genealogy firm or tracing agents? 2) For each public health funeral please provide : a) The deceased persons first name and surname
b) The deceased persons date of death and date of birth c) The last known residence of the deceased d) Has the next of kin of the deceased been traced? e) The date on which these details and any additional details have been referred to the Government Legal Department/ Treasury Solicitor, Duchy of Lancaster, Duchy of Cornwall, QLTR, National Ultimus Haeres, or any other organisation. f) Name of any other organisation that these details have been passed to.
3) Please provide name and contact details of the person and department who would need to contact family members or next of kin following a public health funeral.
a) Please provide name and contact details of the person and department who need to trace owner's of empty homes.
Q1 - No
Q1a - Q1bii - N/A
Q1c - so far we have not needed to, it would be highly unlikely we would need to in the future.
Q2 - Information can be found on our website via the following link: https://www.hastings.gov.uk/my_council/transparency/budgets/#funerals
Q3 - This would be dealt with by the Cemetery Manager Tel: 01424 451066
Q3a - This would be dealt with by our Housing Department Tel: 01424 451066
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