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Coroners: Ethnic Groups

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 22 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress has been made by his Department on the recording of ethnicity data by coroners. (250400)

At present coroners do not collect data on the ethnicity of the deceased in deaths which are referred to them. As part of our work to implement the coroner reforms included in the Coroner and Justice Bill we will be reviewing the statistical data currently collected by coroners and considering whether any changes are required.