Stop the Abolition of Chief Coroners Officer
The Chief Coroner's Office, created in 2009 with cross-party support in both Houses of Parliament, is to be abolished as a statutory body with certain functions to be transferred to the Lord Chancellor or the Lord Chief Justice.
We believe the establishment of a Chief Coroner's Office was critical to improving the working of the inquest system in relation to military inquests and now fears other reforms to the inquest system are under threat, as the Chief Coroner's role was central to them.
We call call upon the government to retain the services of the Chief Coroners Officer in the interests of the families of our service personnel who are killed defending our country.
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