Frequently requested information - Public Health Burials

Public health burials carried out since 2 April 2016;

Name of deceased location of home at time of death Next of kin located? Referred to Treasury Solicitor
Mr Anthony Hughes Carfax Yes No
Mr Andrew Joel Carfax Yes No
Mr Beui Galle (Formally John Douglass Davidge) Carfax Yes No
Ms Marry Lyne-Ley Carfax No No
Mr Glynn Payne Littlemore Yes No
Mr Jonathan Mitchel Hinksey Park Yes No
Baby Raihana Marston No No
Ms Yoully Munezero Iffley Fields Yes No
Ms Henrietta Robertson Northfield Brook Yes No
Mr Petrus Johannes Willemse  Hinksey Park Yes No

 

Public health burials carried out between 1 March 2015 and 1 April 2016;

Name of deceased Location of home at time of death Next of kin located? Referred to Treasury Solicitor
Mr Eric Blackburn  Summertown Yes No
Mr Benjamin Howell Cowley Yes No
Ms Sandra Pollitt No fixed address Yes No
Mr Gary Clapperton Blackbird Leys Yes No
Mr Stephen Crane Barton Yes No
Mr Rennie Stanton Botley Yes No
Ms Ewa Westphal Cowley Yes No
Mr Stephen Roy Shoult Carfax Yes  Awaiting confirmation 

Mr Stanley Mei-Chau Liu

Black Bird Leys

Yes

No

This information will be updated with information relating to public health funerals quarterly.

Exemption of updated information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

There have been relatively few public health funerals in Oxford in 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 and we consider it reasonable therefore to publish this information quarterly. The provision of updated information for each quarter will be exempted under Section 22 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as it is information we hold with the intention of publishing at a future date as specified above.

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.

The Council’s reason for applying for this exemption is that details or all deaths within Oxford are registered. Deaths may be registered at any Registry Office within the county and the details of all these may be found on the Oxfordshire County Council website.

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. Details of estates which have been passed to the Treasury Solicitor can be accessed on the Treasury Solicitor's Department website. You can also visit the Bona Vacantia website.

Section 31: Law Enforcement

Revealing details of the assets of an estate before the Treasury Solicitor's Department have undertaken their own enquiries would provide an opportunity for a criminal act to take place, such as theft or fraud. There would also be concerns regarding disclosure of the deceased last known address as the property is likely to be unoccupied and may still contain the personal effects of the deceased.

Taking into account these issues, the Council considers that there is no overriding public interest in releasing this information. Any public interest would best be served by upholding the exemption under Section 31 as the disclosure of the information would be likely to prejudice the prevention of crime by enabling or encouraging the commission of offences.