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Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978

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[1959 c. 15 (N.I.).] The Coroners Act (Northern Ireland) 1959

In section 1, for the words from the beginning to " responsible " substitute the words " The Lord Chancellor shall be responsible ".

In section 2(1) for the words from the beginning to "may appoint " substitute the words " The Lord Chancellor may appoint " and for the words from " the Minister, after " to the end substitute the words " the Lord Chancellor, after consultation with the Treasury, may determine and may also, in exercise of his powers under section 69 of the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978, appoint coroner's officers and other officers to assist such coroners ".

In sections 2(2) and 3 for the word " Minister" substitute the words " Lord Chancellor ".

In section 2(3) for the words from " is a barrister-at-law " to the end substitute the words " has practised for not less than five years either as a member of the Bar of Northern Ireland or as a solicitor of the Supreme Court ".

In section 5 for the words from " moneys " to the end substitute the words " moneys provided by the Parliament of the United Kingdom ".

In section 6(2) for the word " Minister " where it twice occurs substitute the words " Lord Chancellor ".

In sections 11(3), 26 and 27(2) for the word " Ministry " wherever it occurs substitute the words " Lord Chancellor ". In section 36(1) for the words from the beginning to the end of paragraph (a) substitute—

(1)The Lord Chancellor may by rules—

(a)made after consultation with the Treasury, make provision with respect to the records, accounts and returns which the Lord Chancellor may require coroners to keep and submit to him and with respect to information to be supplied by coroners ;.

For section 36(2) substitute—

(2)The Lord Chancellor may with the consent of the Minister for the Civil Service determine—

(a)the salaries or fees and superannuation to be paid to coroners and to registered medical practitioners employed under section 27(2);

(b)the fees and allowances payable to persons assisting at post-mortem examinations ;

(c)the allowances payable to witnesses under this Act..

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