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Department for Work and Pensions: Coroners

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 41123, tabled on 28 April 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many prevention of future deaths reports have been submitted by coroners to her Department in each of the last 10 years.

Answered on

11 May 2020

The Department established the coroner focal point in March 2016, aiming to provide a single point of entry for coroner communications. Before this point there were multiple routes by which coroners might contact the department, including locally. To try to collate information over the past 10 years would require going out to all business areas for historical information which may not be comprehensive and would incur disproportionate cost. The figures available are below in table 1.

Table 1

Year

Number of Prevention of Future Death reports received

2019

1

2018

0

2017

0

2016

1

2015

1

2014

1

N.B. This does not include PFDs for the Health and Safety Executive.