HC Deb 14 June 1999 vol 333 c62W
Mr. David Atkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to introduce a national coroner service; and if he will make a statement. [86386]

Mr. George Howarth

The coroner service is at present provided for the community by the relevant local authority. We have no plans to put the service on a national basis for England and Wales.