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Coroners Act (Northern Ireland) 1959

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Administration of matters relating to coroners.

  3. 2.Appointment of coroners, etc.

  4. 2A.Appointment of Presiding coroner

  5. 3.Power to amalgamate districts.

  6. S. 4 rep. by 1978 c. 23

  7. 5.Administrative expenses.

  8. 5A.Indemnity.

  9. 6.Coroner to hold inquests in district to which he is appointed.

  10. 7.Duty to give information to coroner.

  11. 8.Police to inform coroner.

  12. 9.Cremation, etc., prohibited.

  13. 10.Enforcement of ss.7 and 9.

  14. 11.Coroner may take possession of body.

  15. 12.Coroner may order deposit of body.

  16. 13.Coroner may hold inquest.

  17. 14.Inquest on order of Attorney General.

  18. 15.Inquest without exhuming body.

  19. 16.Inquest where body cannot be found.

  20. 17A.Power to require evidence to be given or produced

  21. 17B.Giving or producing evidence: further provision

  22. 17C.Offences relating to evidence

  23. 18.Jury must be summoned in certain cases.

  24. 19.Service of summonses.

  25. 20.Provisions as to Jurymen and witnesses.

  26. 21.Number of jurors.

  27. 22.View of body on inquest.

  28. 23.Certificate to registrar of deaths following inquest.

  29. 24.Authority for burial where inquest unnecessary.

  30. 25.Removal of body outside Northern Ireland.

  31. 26.Lord Chancellor to keep list of anatomists and pathologists.

  32. 27.Post-mortem examination.

  33. 28.Post-mortem examination without inquest.

  34. 29.Report on examination.

  35. 30.Coroner may order analysis.

  36. 31.Verdicts.

  37. 32.Power of coroner to arrange for removal of body out of his jurisdiction.

  38. 33.Inquest on treasure trove.

  39. 34.Powers of attachment, committal, etc.

  40. 35.Recovery of fines.

  41. 36.Rules and fees.

  42. 36A.Control of rules

  43. S. 37 rep. by 1975 c. 25

  44. S. 38 rep. by SLR 1973

  45. 39.Savings.

  46. 40.Interpretation.

  47. S. 41 rep. by SLR 1973

  48. 42.Short title.

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