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Coroners Act 1988

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Coroners

    1. 1. Appointment of coroners.

    2. 2. Qualifications for appointment as coroner.

    3. 3. Terms on which coroners hold office.

    4. 4. Coroners’ districts.

    5. 4A.Coroners’ districts: Wales.

    6. 5. Jurisdiction of coroners.

  3. Deputy coroners

    1. 6. Appointment of deputy coroners.

    2. 7. Functions of deputy coroners.

  4. Inquests: general

    1. 8. Duty to hold inquest.

    2. 9. Qualifications of jurors.

    3. 10. Attendance of jurors and witnesses.

    4. 11. Proceedings at inquest.

    5. 12. Failure of jury to agree.

  5. Inquests: special cases

    1. 13. Order to hold inquest.

    2. 14. Inquest out of jurisdiction.

    3. 15. Inquest where body destroyed or irrecoverable.

    4. 16. Adjournment of inquest in event of criminal proceedings.

    5. 17. Provisions supplementary to section 16.

    6. 17A. Adjournment of inquest in event of judicial inquiry.

    7. 18. Inquests into road deaths in London.

  6. Medical witnesses and post-mortem examinations etc.

    1. 19. Post-mortem examination without inquest.

    2. 20. Request to specially qualified person to make post-mortem and special examinations.

    3. 21. Summoning of medical witnesses and direction of post-mortem examinations.

    4. 22. Removal of body for post mortem examination.

    5. 23. Exhumation of body for examination.

  7. Expenses and returns of inquests

    1. 24. Fees and allowances payable on holding inquest.

    2. 25. Payments to jurors.

    3. 26. Payment of expenses by coroner.

    4. 27. Accounts to be laid before relevant council.

    5. 27A. Indemnity.

    6. 28. Annual returns to be made to Secretary of State.

  8. Miscellaneous

    1. 29. Coroner of the Queen’s household.

    2. 30. Treasure trove.

    3. 31. Provision of accommodation.

  9. Supplemental

    1. 32. Power to make rules.

    2. 33. Savings for ex-officio coroners and judicial powers.

    3. 34. Application of Act to Isles of Scilly.

    4. 35. Interpretation.

    5. 36. Consequential amendments, repeals, transitional provisions and savings.

    6. 37. Short title, commencement and extent.

  10. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      SALARIES AND PENSIONS

      1. Coroners’ salaries

        1. 1.(1) Subject to the provisions of this paragraph, a coroner...

      2. Coroners’ pensions

        1. 2.(1) On the retirement, after not less than five years’...

      3. Scale of pensions

        1. 3.(1) An annual pension not exceeding ten sixtieths of the...

      4. Payment of salaries and pensions

        1. 4.The salary of a coroner and any pension payable to...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      CORONER OF THE QUEEN’S HOUSEHOLD

      1. 1.Sections 1 to 5 of this Act (except subsections (4)...

      2. 2.Sections 6 and 7 of this Act, so far as...

      3. 3.Sections 9 and 32(2) of this Act shall not apply...

      4. 4.Section 25 of this Act shall not apply in relation...

      5. 5.Subject to the provisions of this Schedule and section 29...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

      1. The City of London Municipal Elections Act 1849 (c.xciv)

        1. 1.Immediately before section 9 of the City of London Municipal...

      2. The Cremation Act 1902 (c.8)

        1. 2.In section 10 of the Cremation Act 1902, for the...

      3. The Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953 (c.20)

        1. 3.In section 22(3) of the 1953 Act, for the words...

        2. 4.(1) Subsection (1) of section 23 of the 1953 Act...

        3. 5.In section 29(4)(b) of that Act, for the words “section...

      4. The Army Act 1955 (c.18)

        1. 6.In section 128(2) of the Army Act 1955, for the...

        2. 7.In section 214(4) of that Act, for the words “the...

        3. 8.In section 215(5) of that Act, for the words “the...

      5. The Air Force Act 1955 (c.19)

        1. 9.In section 128(2) of the Air Force Act 1955, for...

        2. 10.In section 212(5) of that Act, for the words “the...

        3. 11.In section 213(5) of that Act, for the words “the...

      6. The Naval Discipline Act 1957 (c.53)

        1. 12.In section 82(1) of the Naval Discipline Act 1957, for...

        2. 13.In section 123(5) of that Act, for the words “the...

      7. 14.. . . . . . . . . ....

      8. The Pensions (Increase) Act 1971 (c.56)

        1. 15.In paragraph 61 of Schedule 2 to the Pensions (Increase)...

      9. The Juries Act 1974 (c.23)

        1. 16.(1) In subsection (2) of section 19 of the Juries...

      10. The Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 (c.43)

        1. 17.At the end of Schedule 6A to the Magistrates’ Courts...

      11. The Local Government Act 1985 (c.51)

        1. 18.In section 60(4) of the Local Government Act 1985, for...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      REPEALS

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