Coroners and Justice Act 2009


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35(1)Section 273 (transmission of particulars of certain deaths on ships) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In paragraph (a), for “or a post mortem examination” to the end substitute “ or subsection (2) below applies; and ”.

(3)At the end of that section (which becomes subsection (1)) insert—

(2)This subsection applies where—

(a)in England and Wales, an investigation under Part 1 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 into a person's death is discontinued under section 4 of that Act (cause of death revealed by post-mortem examination); or

(b)in Northern Ireland, a preliminary investigation is made of a dead body as a result of which the coroner is satisfied that an inquest is unnecessary.