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Outstanding Inquests

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many inquests were outstanding in each coroner's area at the end of 2005 according to the annual statistical returns. (76798)

The number of inquests outstanding in each coroner's district at the end of 2005 are given in the table.

Inquests outstanding at the end of 2005 by coroner’s district in England and Wales

Number of cases

Region, County or District

Deaths in England and Wales

Deaths Elsewhere

The Queen's Household

1

North East

Darlington and South Durham

40

North Durham

73

4

Hartlepool

12

North Northumberland

64

1

South Northumberland

Teesside

184

7

Gateshead and South Tyneside

38

10

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

131

1

North Tyneside

68

Sunderland

North West

Cheshire

279

7

North East Cumbria

56

1

South Cumbria and Furness

35

Western Cumbria

27

Manchester

169

3

Manchester North

185

Manchester South

132

2

Manchester West

146

2

Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley

46

1

Blackpool-Fylde

69

East Lancashire

66

2

Preston and South West Lancashire

167

3

Sefton, Knowsley and St. Helens

106

4

Liverpool

46

1

Wirral

64

2

Yorkshire and the Humber

East Riding and Hull

110

3

North Lincolnshire and Grimsby

68

5

York City

37

1

North Yorkshire Eastern District

28

North Yorkshire Western District

63

7

South Yorkshire Eastern District

63

4

South Yorkshire Western District

83

5

West Yorkshire Eastern District

272

6

West Yorkshire Western District

168

East Midlands

Derby and South Derbyshire

53

2

Scarsdale

57

Leicester City and South Leicestershire

138

Rutland and North Leicestershire

61

3

Boston and Spalding

27

2

West Lincolnshire

44

3

Spilsby and Louth

29

Stamford

7

5

Northamptonshire

127

7

Nottinghamshire

58

West Midlands

Herefordshire

Mid and North Shropshire

42

1

South Shropshire

14

4

Staffordshire South

103

Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire

97

5

Telford and Wrekin

37

12

Warwickshire

143

10

Birmingham and Solihull

548

12

Black Country

62

3

Coventry

45

Wolverhampton

39

Worcestershire

93

2

East of England

Bedfordshire and Luton

51

4

North and East Cambridgeshire

16

1

South and West Cambridgeshire

33

1

Essex and Thurrock

206

8

Hertfordshire

113

5

Great Yarmouth

4

Norwich and Central Norfolk

60

2

Kings Lynn

23

Peterborough

39

Southend-on-Sea

88

Lowestoft

16

Greater Suffolk

52

5

London

City of London

10

East London

217

13

Inner North London

284

Inner South London

217

12

Inner West London

74

10

North London

South London

102

West London

198

23

South East

Berkshire

85

4

Brighton and Hove

28

Buckinghamshire

11

1

East Sussex

102

2

Central Hampshire

37

2

North East Hampshire

11

Portsmouth and South East Hampshire

141

4

Southampton and New Forest

38

2

Isle of Wight

20

1

Central and South East Kent

91

Mid Kent and Medway

102

4

North East Kent

87

3

North West Kent

Milton Keynes

41

Oxfordshire

98

104

Surrey

159

20

West Sussex

57

1

South West

Avon

209

3

Cornwall

138

1

Exeter and Greater Devon

166

10

Plymouth and South West Devon

222

Torbay and South Devon

32

4

Bournemouth Poole and Eastern Dorset

31

2

Western Dorset

29

Cheltenham and Cotswolds

90

5

Gloucester

33

1

Isles of Scilly

1

Eastern Somerset

32

4

Western Somerset

54

2

Wiltshire and Swindon

119

21

Wales

Bridgend and Glamorgan Valleys

Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan

253

5

Carmarthenshire

17

2

Central North Wales

50

2

Ceredigion

5

Gwent

21

2

Neath and Port Talbot

12

North East Wales

45

North West Wales

54

2

Pembrokeshire

16

2

Powys

29

1

City and County Of Swansea

89

1

Total England and Wales

9,577

456