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The Coroner Service

Inquiry

This inquiry examined the effectiveness and capacity of the Coroner Service. It also looked at whether enough progress has been made in improving bereaved people's experience of the Coroner Service.

The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 introduced changes to the service which were implemented in 2013. This included the appointment of the Chief Coroner.

Read an interactive summary of our key recommendations to the Government.

Read the call for evidence to find out more about the inquiry.

 

Reports, special reports and government responses

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1st Report - The Coroner Service
Inquiry The Coroner Service
Committees Justice Committee
HC 68
Report
Response to this report
3rd Special Report - The Coroner Service: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report
HC 675
Special Report
3rd Special Report - The Coroner Service: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report
Inquiry The Coroner Service
Committees Justice Committee
HC 675
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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17 November 2020
Inquiry The Coroner Service
Witnesses Derek Winter DL, Deputy Chief Coroner for England and Wales, Her Honour Judge Alexia Durran, Deputy Chief Coroner for England and Wales, His Honour Judge Mark Lucraft QC, Chief Coroner of England and Wales, Alex Chalk MP (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Ministry of Justice), and Judith Bernstein (Head of Coroners, Inquests and Inquiries Policy Team at Ministry of Justice)
Committees Justice Committee
Oral Evidence
8 September 2020
Inquiry The Coroner Service
Witnesses André Rebello OBE Senior Coroner Liverpool and Wirral Area (Hon Secretary at The Coroners' Society of England and Wales), Dr Mike Osborn (President Elect, Chair of the Death Investigations Committee at Royal College of Pathologists), Deborah Coles (Executive Director at INQUEST), and Andrew McCulloch
Committees Justice Committee
Oral Evidence
20 October 2020
Inquiry The Coroner Service
Witnesses Lisa O'Dwyer (Director Medico-Legal Services at Action against Medical Accidents), Victoria Lebrec (Head of Policy, Campaigns and Communications at Roadpeace), Giles Adey (Lead Officer for Government Consultations at Kent County Council), and Debbie Large (Head at Kent Coroner Service)
Committees Justice Committee
Oral Evidence
COR0030 - The Coroner Service
Witnesses The Coroners' Society of England and Wales
Committees Justice Committee
Written Evidence
COR0107 - The Coroner Service
Witnesses INQUEST
Committees Justice Committee
Written Evidence
COR0104 - The Coroner Service
Witnesses NHS
Committees Justice Committee
Written Evidence

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