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Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (1st Day) (9 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: As your Lordships will see, the amendment seeks clarification from the Government that the jurisdiction of the coroner is determined by the location of the body; in other words, the location of the death is irrelevant. If a body comes to rest in a particular coronial jurisdiction, no matter where the death occurs, that coroner is seized of his responsibilities. I believe I need say no more...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (1st Day) (9 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: I am most grateful to the Minister for his response, both to my amendment and to the other amendments in this group. I should perhaps make it clear that the Opposition are, broadly speaking, sympathetic to both Amendments 2 and 3. In fact, when listening to the Minister's response to Amendment 2, I was struck by the recollection that on many occasions in legislation Secretaries of State are...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (1st Day) (9 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: I beg leave to withdraw my amendment. Amendment 1 withdrawn. Amendments 2 and 3 not moved. Clause 1 agreed. Clause 2 : Request for other coroner to conduct investigation Amendment 4 Moved by Baroness Finlay of Llandaff 4: Clause 2, page 2, line 31, at end insert— "( ) A senior coroner shall inform the Chief Coroner if completion of an investigation is likely to take more than 12 months...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (1st Day) (9 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: The amendment would insert a sixth subsection in Clause 3 between subsections (1) and (2). As your Lordships can see from the text of the Bill, Clause 3(1) reads as follows: "The Chief Coroner may direct a senior coroner (coroner A) to conduct an investigation under this Part into a person's death even though, apart from the direction, a different senior coroner (coroner B) would be under a...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (1st Day) (9 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: I am most grateful to all those who have spoken in this debate and to the Minister for what he has said so far. I should like to understand, as precisely as I can, the Government's position on this matter. It is quite clear from Clause 3 that they are convinced that it will be necessary, from time to time, to give directions to coroner B for a case to be transferred to coroner A for all the...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (1st Day) (9 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: I say with great respect to the Minister that he appears to be putting up more and more smoke in response to the questions that have been posed by various of your Lordships. This has got nothing whatever to do with increasing resources, either centrally or locally. It has simply got to do with the functioning of Clause 3. Clause 3 can only function—the directions can only sensibly be...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (1st Day) (9 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: I am most grateful to the Minister for replying in the way that he has. I shall re-table this amendment on Report, in the expectation that something quite concrete will be coming forward from the Government then. Meanwhile, I beg leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment 5 withdrawn. Amendment 5A Moved by Baroness Finlay of Llandaff 5A: Clause 3, page 3, line 6, at end insert— "(4A) When...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (9 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: I have considerable sympathy with the amendments tabled by the noble Baroness, Lady Miller, but tonight is certainly not the time to make a final decision about these matters. I have tabled Amendment 46, which sets out what we require as the minimum amendments necessary to the Inquiries Act to make it a viable vehicle for the purpose that the Government appear at the moment to intend. I am...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (10 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: It would be not only otiose but rather self-indulgent of me to rehearse the arguments so skilfully advanced by the noble Baroness, Lady Miller, in support of this amendment. Your Lordships will recall that yesterday evening I spoke to Amendment 46, which sought to promote the alternative solution, which was to take the Government's preferred objective of using the Inquiries Act occasionally...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (10 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: Before the noble Baroness responds, would the Minister consider two propositions? The first, with which I am sure he would agree, is that judges are very good at making the kind of decisions to which he referred. I would say to the noble Lord: "Trust the judge". Secondly, as a fallback position—and I am not suggesting that this is one we would advance on Report—there may be room for both...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (10 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: Does that mean that the Minister will, at Report stage, be in a position either to bring forward an amendment to Clause 14(6) along the lines suggested by the noble and gallant Lord, Lord Craig, or at least to indicate that at some stage in the legislative process such an amendment will appear? It is very difficult to see what the problem is. All it requires is for the definition to be set...

Insolvency — Question (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: My Lords, when the legislation went through Parliament about seven years ago, I do not recall the Government addressing the issue of a party who went into liquidation buying back the assets at a lower price. That is the core problem to which my noble friend Lady Gardner of Parkes has addressed her mind. Will the Government undertake to look at that legislation again in the light of the...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: I rise with considerable trepidation to speak to my two amendments in this group, in view of the characteristically remarkable expertise exhibited by all noble Lords in this debate. Moreover, I claim absolutely no originality whatever for them. I owe them entirely to the work of Dr Brian Iddon in another place, who spoke to them in Committee. Both amendments are connected to the circumstances...

Coroners and Justice Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: Our amendments, like those of the noble Lord, Lord Alton of Liverpool, seek to place responsibility with the Chief Coroner to make the appointment, although we retain the link via consultation with the primary care trusts. As the noble and learned Baroness, Lady Butler-Sloss, has already indicated, this is so important because there is concern that the impartiality of an examiner appointed by...

Coroners and Justice Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: Our amendment in this group is, I hope, straightforward. It would allow a fresh medical certificate to be issued in place of an old one if there was a subsequent change in the perceived circumstances surrounding someone's death. In another place, my honourable friend Mr Henry Bellingham raised the case of a constituent whose relative died. The original certificate recorded the cause of death...

Coroners and Justice Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: In moving Amendment 75 I will speak also to Amendments 76 and 77. Amendments 75 and 76 belong together. They amend Schedule 3, which details the appointment of coroners. In particular, paragraph 2 allows the Lord Chancellor to appoint assistant coroners for an area. Before doing so, he must consult the Chief Coroner and every local authority whose area will be affected. Our changes would make...

Coroners and Justice Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: I thank the Minister for his response, and the noble and learned Baroness, Lady Butler-Sloss, and the noble Baroness, Lady Finlay, for their support. The Minister drew attention to the fact that I quoted a substantial passage by the Minister in another place. I did that partly out of a sporting instinct, to put the argument of the other side, and partly to save the Minister from rehearsing it...

Coroners and Justice Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: This is another amendment that owes its inspiration to Dr Brian Iddon, who tabled it in a debate in Committee on the Bill in another place. Clause 24 states that the relevant authority must secure the provision of whatever staff are needed by the coroner to carry out his functions. Implicit in that is the recognition that out-of-hours staff must be provided if necessary: for example, in the...

Coroners and Justice Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: I am most grateful for the noble Lord's response. I have one further question for him. I asked three questions at the end of my short intervention. Following what he said, will the answers to all three of those questions be found in regulations made under what will become the Act?

Coroners and Justice Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: I am most grateful. In those circumstances I beg leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment 77A withdrawn. Amendment 78 not moved. Amendment 79 not moved. Clause 24 agreed. Amendments 80 to 85 Moved by Lord Bach 80: After Clause 24, insert the following new Clause— "CHAPTERInvestigations concerning treasure Coroner for Treasure and Assistant Coroners for Treasure Schedule (Coroner for...


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