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Coroners: Greater London

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 65530, tabled on 24 February 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases referred to the West London Coroners Office have been waiting more than a week for a coroner's report.

Answered on

2 March 2017

The Ministry of Justice collects annual statistical data on deaths reported to coroners. The table below shows the total number of deaths reported to the West London coroner service between 2011 and 2015.

Year

Total deaths (including no further action cases)

2011

3,886

2012

3,813

2013

3,858

2014

3,437

2015

3,364

Data on the number of cases that have been waiting more than a week is not held centrally.

The Ministry of Justice has not allocated funding to the West London coroner service as coroner services are funded by local authorities.

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