HC Deb 28 March 1972 vol 834 cc66-7W
47. Mr. Goronwy Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that a post mortem examination was conducted on the late David Owen Jones of Deiniol, Caernarvonshire, against the express wishes of the widow and family; and if he will take steps to ensure that the need for the consent of the relatives is brought to the attention of the general public, and particularly to the authorities concerned.

Mr. Carlisle

The post mortem examination was order by the coroner. While I sympathise with the feelings of the relatives, the law does not require a coroner to obtain their consent before directing that such an examination should be made.