FOI Request - Burials of Fetal Remains

Request 101000220006

I am writing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act for information on burials of fetal remains (from stillbirths, miscarriages, and terminations) handled by the council on behalf of NHS Trusts.

1. In 2012/13:

a) How many burials of fetal remains from (stillbirths, miscarriages, and terminations) were handled by council cemeteries at the request of NHS Trusts. Please provide a breakdown showing how many burials were individual burials, and how many were group burials (including the size of each group burial).

b) For those buried in group or communal burial plots/sites, please provide the location of these plots/sites, the numbers of remains buried in each plot during the year, and the total number of remains currently in each plot. Please also state how many of these were burials of stillbirths.

2 a) and b). Same for 2011/12

Response 27-02-2014

This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.  The information may be available from NHS Grampian.

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