Clause 41 - Phased transition to new coroner areas

Part of Judicial Review and Courts Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:15 pm on 18th November 2021.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Labour, Hammersmith 3:15 pm, 18th November 2021

There is a very helpful example on page 50 of the explanatory notes as to how this would work, for anybody who has any concerns about it. It seems to be administratively sensible and tidy. I cannot do any better than to raise the concerns of a member of the Bar Council who said that this is all well and good provided it does not result in fewer coroners, deputy coroners and deputy assistant coroners covering greater areas. Can the Minister give us that assurance? We have no other points to make or objections to the clause.