Each quarter, we publish information about public health funerals. This includes people known to our Adult Social Care department with no known next of kin.
View the list of public health funerals on our Cambridgeshire Insight website.
Our published data only contains the information we can make public:
- Date of birth
- Date of death
- Marital status
You may want to request different information to what we have published. We can progress your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
We won’t release the following information:
- Full name of the deceased
- Maiden surnames or married or widowed females
- Last known address
- Estimate value of estates
In these circumstances, we use exemptions as permitted by the Act:
Section 21 – information already reasonably accessible
You can find information on deaths and estates from the Treasury Solicitor's Department. Visit the Bona Vacantia Division website.
Death certificates display the last known address of the deceased person. You can get this information from the General Register Office.
Section 31(1)(a) – law enforcement (prevent and detection of crime)
Where disclosure would be likely to prejudice a range of investigations and conduct, including the prevention and detection of crime.
Disclosure of information on the assets of estates of deceased individuals, before steps had been taken by the Treasury Solicitor to secure the assets, could interfere with the statutory function to collect bona vacantia (ownerless goods) vested in the Crown. This would provide an opportunity for committing criminal acts.
It is not considered to be in the public interest to release this information for the reasons stated above.
Section 41 – confidentiality
We have a duty of confidence to:
- The deceased person
- Any surviving relatives who may not yet have been traced
The disclosure of the information would constitute an actionable breach of confidence.
Section 43 - commercial interests
Disclosure may prejudice the commercial interests of another person. The information could provide the recipient with an unfair advantage.
For Section 31 and Section 43 above (qualified exemptions), and following legal advice received from the Treasury Solicitor, it is not considered to be in the public interest to release this information for the reasons stated above.