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Coroners Act 1988

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24Fees and allowances payable on holding inquest

(1)The fees and allowances which may be lawfully paid by coroners—

(a)to witnesses and persons summoned to attend as witnesses; and

(b)to medical practitioners making post-mortem examinations by the coroner’s direction or at the coroner’s request,

shall be such as may be determined by the Secretary of State with the consent of the Treasury; but nothing in this subsection shall apply in relation to the fees payable in respect of a special examination under section 20 above.

(2)A relevant council—

(a)may from time to time make a schedule of the fees, allowances and disbursements which may be lawfully paid or made by a coroner in the course of his duties, other than fees and allowances to which subsection (1) above applies;

(b)may at any time vary a schedule so made; and

(c)shall cause a copy of every schedule so made or so varied to be sent to every coroner concerned.

(3)The Secretary of State may by rules made by statutory instrument prescribe—

(a)the fees payable to coroners or other persons for furnishing copies of inquisitions, depositions or other documents in their custody relating to an inquest; and

(b)where in the opinion of the Secretary of State adequate provision is not made for them by a schedule under subsection (2) above, the fees, allowances and disbursements which may be lawfully paid or made by a coroner in the course of his duties, other than fees and allowances to which subsection (1) above applies.

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