HC Deb 05 April 1982 vol 21 c255W
Mr. Hoyle

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether post mortems for the Home Office are being carried out in National Health Service premises during normal working time; how many of these are being performed, and where; and who bears the cost.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

Figures are not available centrally, but the majority of post mortems carried out in National Health Service hospitals are coroners' cases. The cost of consultants' fees is borne by the local authority; the apportionment of other costs is a matter for the health authority and the coroner's office.