Liam Byrne – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Ministry of Justice

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Liam Byrne on 2016-04-29.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many deceased people were authorised for burial by coroners in Birmingham (a) within (i) 24, (ii) between 24 and 48 and (iii) 72 hours and (b) after more than (A) five and (B) seven days in the last year.

Caroline Dinenage

Operational responsibility for coroner services, including allocating resources, is the responsibility of local authorities.

The Ministry of Justice does not collect information about the time taken for coroner post mortem examinations, or the number of coroners’ authorisations for burial.

Statistics for 2015 in relation to deaths reported to coroners, including the number of post mortem examinations carried out in the Birmingham and Solihull coroner area, will be published shortly at www.gov.uk/government/collections/coroners-and-burials-statistics