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Government and Parishes paid funerals (FOI)

Government and Parishes paid funerals (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 23 November 2020.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


With reference to the funerals that are paid for by the Government of Jersey and / or the Social Security department including the Parishes of Jersey. How many funerals have taken place in the last five years in Jersey and which funeral directors have conducted them?


From 2014 to date the Government, via Customer and Local Services, has paid for 262 funerals. The Funeral Directors which have conducted them are:

  • Channel Island Cooperative

  • De Gruchy Funeral Services

  • Maillard’s Funeral Directors

  • Pitcher & Le Quesne Funeral Directors

Of the 262 funerals, the cost of 38 funerals was paid directly to the Parish of St Helier, we do not hold records on which funeral directors conducted these.

Exemption(s) applied

Article 10 Obligation of scheduled public authority to confirm or deny holding information

(1) Subject to paragraph (2), if –

(a) a person makes a request for information to a scheduled public authority; and

(b) the authority does not hold the information,

it must inform the applicant accordingly.

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