HC Deb 11 November 1920 vol 134 cc1400-1W

asked the Home Secretary whether the position of borough coroners is at present very unsatisfactory, and that while other officials engaged in work of a somewhat similar character have had their salaries increased to meet the greater cost of living borough coroners are still paid by fees which, in the circumstances, are inadequate; and whether he proposes to bring in a Bill to carry into effect the recommendation of a Home Office Committee which reported in favour of borough coroners being paid by salary over 10 years ago?


I hope to introduce a Bill dealing with this point and others affecting coroners, but it will not be possible to do so this Session.