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Power To Hold Inquests In Areas Other Than That In Which The Body Lies

Volume 984: debated on Friday 9 May 1980

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Amendments made: No. 1, in page 1, line 16, leave out from beginning to end of line 23 on page 2 and insert—

  • '(1) If it appears to a coroner that an in quest ought to be held on a body lying within his area but it is expedient that the inquest should be held by some other coroner he may request that coroner to assume jurisdiction to hold the inquest and if that coroner agrees he, and not the coroner within whose area the body is lying, shall have jurisdiction to hold the inquest.
  • (2) If the coroner who has been requested to assume jurisdiction declines to assume it the coroner who has made the request may apply to the Secretary of State for a direction designating the coroner who is to hold the inquest.'
  • No. 2, in page 2, line 24, leave out '(4)' and insert '(2)'.

    No. 3, in page 2, line 33, at end insert—

    ' (5A) Where jurisdiction to hold an inquest is assumed under this section it shall not be necessary to remove the body into the area of the coroner who is to hold the inquest.'.

    No. 4, in page 2, line 38, leave out ' (4) ' and insert ' (2) '.—[Mr. Budgen.]

    Clause 2, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.