Coroners and Justice Act 2009

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1(1)Where an order is made under section 182(4) bringing into force the repeal of sections 1 to 7 of the 1988 Act (coroners, coroners' districts and deputy coroners), the Lord Chancellor must make an order under paragraph 1 of Schedule 2—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)specifying as a coroner area the area of each coroner's district immediately before the repeal, and

(b)coming into force at the same time as the repeal.

The order made by virtue of this sub-paragraph is referred to in this Schedule as the “transitional order”.

(2)Paragraph 1(2) of Schedule 2 does not apply to the coroner areas specified in the transitional order.

(3)The transitional order must specify, as the name of each coroner area, the name by which the corresponding coroner's district was known (but ending “coroner area” instead of “coroner's district”).

(4)The transitional order must, in relation to each coroner area, contain the provision that may be made under paragraph 2(1)(b) of Schedule 3 (minimum number of assistant coroners).