Thursday, 12 January 2012
Update on Chief Coroner...
Chief Coroner will be appointed, ask the Lord Chief Justice...." Still his answers don't appear to encourage the notion that we will have a CC any time soon......
Mr Jim Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to meet bereavement organisations to discuss the appointment of a Chief Coroner; and when such meetings will take place. 
Mr Djanogly: Ministry of Justice officials plan to meet bereavement organisations in the new year to discuss implementation of the coroner reforms in the Coroners and Justice Act 2009. However, under schedule 8 to the Act, the appointment of the Chief Coroner is a matter for the Lord Chief Justice, following consultation with the Lord Chancellor.
Mr Jim Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he proposes that the Chief Coroner will be a High Court judge. 
Mr Djanogly: Under Schedule 8 to the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 the Chief Coroner must be either a High Court judge or a Circuit judge. Appoin