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Reform of the coroners' system and death certification

This publication was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

This document contains the following information: Government response to the Constitutional Affairs Select Committee's report.

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Reform of the coroners' system and death certification: government response to the Constitutional Affairs Select Committee's report

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This document contains the following information: Reform of the coroners’ system and death certification: government response to the Constitutional Affairs Select Committee’s report.

This document sets out the Government’s response to the Committee’s report on the system of death certification and investigation in England and Wales (HCP 902-I, session 2005-06; ISBN 0215030435) published in August 2006. This followed on from two reports (The report of the Fundamental Review of death certification and coroner services (The Luce Review) (Cm. 5831, June 2003; ISBN 0101583125); and the third report of the Shipman Inquiry (Cm. 5854, July 2003; ISBN 010158542X)) and the Government’s draft Bill on reform of the Coroner system (Cm 6849, ISBN 0101684924) which was published in June 2006.

This Command Paper was laid before Parliament by a Government Minister by Command of Her Majesty. Command Papers are considered by the Government to be of interest to Parliament but are not required to be presented by legislation.