Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 8th December 2014.

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Photo of Derek Twigg Derek Twigg Labour, Halton

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the timeliness of the provision of toxicological analysis by LGC Forensics to coroners in England and Wales.

Photo of Simon Hughes Simon Hughes The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Operational responsibility for coroner services lies with local authorities and any assessment of the timeliness of toxicological analysis by LGC Forensics is a matter for them. The Ministry of Justice has responsibility only for coroner law and policy. It has not made, and would not make such an assessment.

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