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Coroner Reform

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

On 6 February, I announced my intention to publish a draft Bill to reform the coroner system in England and Wales, 6 February 2006, Official Report, column 608. The draft Bill will be laid and published today, and will also be available on the Departmental website The draft Bill will be subject to pre-legislative scrutiny by the Constitutional Affairs Select Committee, and I am arranging for a separate strand of pre-legislative scrutiny by families who have recent experience of the coroners' service, which will assist hon. Members in their scrutiny of the Bill.