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Coroners Service

Volume 457: debated on Tuesday 6 March 2007

29. To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what proposals she has to modernise the Coroners Service. (125141)

We published a draft Bill on reform of the coroner system in June 2006. The Bill will improve the way that the system serves public interest and meets bereaved families’ concerns. The Bill will also introduce national standards and leadership and strengthen coroners work by the introduction of improved powers of investigation and a transparent appointments system.