Government launches consultation on the coroner system

The Ministry of Justice has launched a consultation on implementing the coroner reforms in Part 1 of the Coroners and Justice Act.

The consultation paper sets out the Ministry of Justice's proposals for implementing the coroner reforms in Part 1 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009. It seeks views on proposed coroner investigation regulations inquest rules fee and allowance regulations coroner areas and statutory guidance for bereaved people.

This consultation is aimed at coroners coroners' officers and other staff bereaved people voluntary organisations who help bereaved people local authorities and all those who have an interest in coroner services.

To submit a response to the consultation please see the Ministry of Justice website. The consultation will run until 12 April 2013. A response will be published online and the government intends to implement the reforms in summer 2013.

Read the consultation paper

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