Coroners and Justice Bill makes progress through parliament


inquest-neworiginally published: July 2009

The Coroners and Justice Bill 2009 was published on 15th  January 2009 and has been making its way through parliament. INQUEST has been working to ensure that the needs of bereaved people are at the forefront of parliamentarians’ minds.

INQUEST has published nine detailed briefings on the Bill and proposed amendments to it (which are available their website) and has been quoted widelyin the press:

Listening and learning: lessons from the sorry saga of Clause11
(The Times)

Comment:Coroner system is unfit for purpose

‘Coroner system unfit for purpose’, INQUEST comment on theCoroners and Justice Bill

CoronersBill: now the battle begins for legal aid and juries

Does the Coroners and Justice Bill go far enough – and isthere enough money
(Law SocietyGazette)

INQUEST issuedthe following press releases on the Bill:

INQUESTwelcomes government climb-down on ‘secret inquests’
15 May 2009

MPs todebate the Coroners and Justice Bill 2009
23 January 2009