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Industrial Health and Safety: Coroners

Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 19 June 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what steps she has taken to ensure that health and safety regulations requiring employers to make a suitable and sufficient assessment of risks to health and safety to which employees are exposed while at work have been carried out by those responsible for coroners and coroners’ officers. (144099)

Coroners are appointed and funded by the relevant local authority. Their officers are employed by the relevant local authority or police authority. The issue of the health and safety in coroner’s offices is a matter for the relevant local authorities and police authorities.