Lord Hain

Labour Peer


Ministers Intervening in Inquests

There have been votes in Parliament on the powers of ministers to intervene in inquests. Specific votes were held on questions including if the Secretary of State ought be able to order a coroner's inquest to take place without a jury and if a minister ought be able to suspend a coroner's inquest.

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Lord Hain generally voted for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests

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Major votes

  • On 12 Nov 2009: Lord Hain was absent for a vote on Coroners and Justice Bill — Schedule 1 — Explicit Approval of Lord Chief Justice Required for Minister to Suspend Coroner's Inquiry -rejected Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2009: Lord Hain voted to allow the Lord Chancellor (a minister) to suspend an inquest and replace it with an inquiry and to allow the use of intercepted communications evidence in inquests. Show vote
  • On 10 Jun 2008: Lord Hain voted no on Counter-Terrorism Bill — Disallow inquests without a jury in England and Wales — rejected Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 26 Jan 2009: Lord Hain voted no on Coroners and Justice Bill — Condemn the Coroners and Justice Bill — rejected Show vote
  • On 10 Jun 2008: Lord Hain voted no on Counter Terrorism Bill — Lord Chief Justice to appoint "special coroners" — rejected Show vote

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