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2.—(1) There shall be a single coroner’s district for the counties of Nottingham (which county comes into existence on 1st April 1998 by virtue of article 6 of the Nottinghamshire (City of Nottingham) (Structural Change) Order 1996(1)) and Nottinghamshire.

(2) The council of the city of Nottingham shall be the relevant council for the purposes of the 1988 Act for the coroner’s district constituted by paragraph (1) above.

(3) The person who, on 31st March 1998, is the coroner for the county of Nottinghamshire shall be deemed to have been appointed coroner for the coroner’s district constituted by paragraph (1) above by the council of the city of Nottingham.

(4) Any agreement between the person to whom paragraph (3) above applies and the council of the county of Nottinghamshire (as the relevant council for the purposes of the 1988 Act prior to 1st April 1998) as to his salary and pension as a coroner shall have effect as if made between him and the council of the city of Nottingham.

(5) Any person who, on 31st March 1998, is a deputy or assistant deputy coroner for the county of Nottinghamshire shall be deemed to have been appointed deputy or, as the case may be, assistant deputy coroner for the coroner’s district constituted by paragraph (1) above with the approval of the chairman of the council of the city of Nottingham.

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S.I. 1996/1877.