Coroners: Greater London

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 2nd March 2017.

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Photo of Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Labour/Co-operative, Feltham and Heston

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases referred to the West London Coroners Office have been waiting more than a week for a coroner's report.

Photo of Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Labour/Co-operative, Feltham and Heston

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases have been referred to the West London Coroners Office in each of the last five years.

Photo of Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Labour/Co-operative, Feltham and Heston

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what funding her Department allocated to Coroner's court services in the West London Coroner District in each of the last five years.

Photo of Phillip Lee Phillip Lee The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Ministry of Justice collects annual statistical data on deaths reported to coroners. The table below shows the total number of deaths reported to the West London coroner service between 2011 and 2015.

Year

Total deaths (including no further action cases)

2011

3,886

2012

3,813

2013

3,858

2014

3,437

2015

3,364

Data on the number of cases that have been waiting more than a week is not held centrally.

The Ministry of Justice has not allocated funding to the West London coroner service as coroner services are funded by local authorities.

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