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Jimmy Kelly

Volume 978: debated on Monday 11 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the accommodation to be provided for the press at the Whiston coroner's court for the inquest on Mr. Jimmy Kelly in March.

The arrangements for holding an inquest are entirely a matter for the discretion of the coroner, in which Ministers have no authority to intervene. I understand, however, that the coroner in this case intends to arrange for adequate accommodation to be available for members of the local and national press.