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Committee take evidence on The Coroner Service in England and Wales

15 October 2020

The Justice Committee will hold an online live broadcast meeting at 2.30pm on 20 October 2020 on the Coroner Service in England and Wales.

This is the second evidence session of the inquiry; there will be a third session with the Chief Coroner and a Government Minister later in the year.

Purpose of the session

The first panel will cover how the Coroner Service deals with healthcare-related deaths and road deaths. The second panel will allow the Committee to gain a local authority perspective (local authorities are statutorily obliged to fund the Coroner Service).


Tuesday 20 October 2020, Room 6, Palace of Westminster

Panel 1:

  • Ms Lisa O’Dwyer, Director Medico-Legal Services at Action against Medical Accidents

  • Ms Victoria Lebrec, Head of Policy, Campaigns and Communications at RoadPeace

Panel 2:

  • Giles Adey, Coroners Office Manager (Budgets and Contracts) at Kent County Council

  • Debbie Large, Head of Coroner Service at Kent County Council

Further information

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