1(1)England and Wales is to be divided into areas to be known as coroner areas.E+W
(2)Each coroner area is to consist of the area of a local authority or the combined areas of two or more local authorities.
(3)Subject to paragraph 2—
(a)the coroner areas are to be those specified in an order made by the Lord Chancellor;
(b)each coroner area is to be known by whatever name is specified in the order.
(4)Before making an order under this paragraph, the Lord Chancellor must consult—
(a)every local authority,
(b)the Welsh Ministers, and
(c)any other persons the Lord Chancellor thinks appropriate.