Freedom of information response

Religious vs Civil Weddings

Publication date: 
Thursday 16 August 2018
Request: 

1. How many religious weddings were conducted within your council area between June 1st 2017 and 31st May 2018?
2. How many civil weddings were conducted within your council area between June 1st 2017 and 31st May 2018?
Please provide the information in this form:
1. “There were 2,000 religious weddings conducted within this council area between June 1st 2017 and 31st May 2018”
2. “There were 3,000 civil weddings conducted within this council area between June 1st 2017 and 31st May 2018”
If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.

Response: 

Information not held

There were 482 civil weddings conducted within this council area between June 1st 2017 and 31st May 2018

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Request reference:
FOI 8067