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1988 c. 13


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  Coroners Act 1988 (c. 13)

1988 Chapter c. 13



1  Appointment of coroners.
2  Qualifications for appointment as coroner.
3  Terms on which coroners hold office.
4  Coroners' districts.
5  Jurisdiction of coroners.
Deputy coroners
6  Appointment of deputy coroners.
7  Functions of deputy coroners.
Inquests: general
8  Duty to hold inquest.
9  Qualifications of jurors.
10  Attendance of jurors and witnesses.
11  Proceedings at inquest.
12  Failure of jury to agree.
Inquests: special cases
13  Order to hold inquest.
14  Inquest out of jurisdiction.
15  Inquest where body destroyed or irrecoverable.
16  Adjournment of inquest in certain cases.
17  Provisions supplementary to section 16.
18  Inquests into road deaths in London.
Medical witnesses and post-mortem examinations etc.
19  Post-mortem examination without inquest.
20  Request to specially qualified person to make post-mortem and special examinations.
21  Summoning of medical witnesses and direction of post-mortem examinations.
22  Removal of body for post-mortem examination.
23  Exhumation of body for examination.
Expenses and returns of inquests
24  Fees and allowances payable on holding inquest.
25  Payments to jurors.
26  Payment of expenses by coroner.
27  Accounts to be laid before relevant council.
28  Annual returns to be made to Secretary of State.
29  Coroner of the Queen's household.
30  Treasure trove.
31  Provision of accommodation.
32  Power to make rules.
33  Savings for ex officio coroners and judicial powers.
34  Application of Act to Isles of Scilly.
35  Interpretation.
36  Consequential amendments, repeals, transitional provisions and savings.
37  Short title, commencement and extent.
  Schedule 1   Salaries and pensions
  Schedule 2   Coroner of the Queen's household
  Schedule 3   Consequential amendments
  Schedule 4   Repeals

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