Death Certificates

Health written question – answered on 10th July 2006.

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Photo of John Hemming John Hemming Liberal Democrat, Birmingham, Yardley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans the Government have to audit death certificates.

Photo of Andy Burnham Andy Burnham Minister of State (Department of Health) (Delivery and Quality)

The Government are considering what else might be done to strengthen the overall system within which deaths are certified and investigated, to complement the draft Bill on coroner reform published by the Department for Constitutional Affairs on 12 June 2006(1).

(1 )Coroner Reform: The Government's draft Bill—Improving death investigation in England and Wales, June 2006, Cm 6849

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