Written Question on Coroners: Dorset

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Date Title Questioner
8 May 2019, 3:22 p.m. Christopher Chope (Conservative - Christchurch) Christopher Chope (Conservative - Christchurch)

Question to the Ministry of Justice:

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will direct the Coroner for Dorset conducting the investigation into the death of the late Gordon Munday who died on 11 October 2017 to issue a notice under Schedule 5 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 to require Dr Borek to produce the documents in her possession relevant to that investigation; and if he will make a statement.

Answered by Edward Argar - Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Coroners are independent judicial office holders. As such it would not be appropriate for Ministers to comment on or seek to influence the conduct of their investigations.

The Ministry of Justice does not hold information on the number of notices issued by coroners under schedule 5 to the Coroners and Justice Act 2009.

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