Early day motion 813

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  • Session: 2002-03
  • Date tabled: 04.03.2003
  • Primary sponsor: Bryant, Chris
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    That this House notes that nearly one in four deaths in England and Wales leads to a post-mortem, compared to only one in 10 in Northern Ireland; recognises that every post-mortem not only delays the funeral but can cause distress and anxiety for bereaved families; believes that the proper investigation of any violent or suspicious death is important in order to thwart and detect foul play but that many routine post-mortems are unnecessary; is concerned that there is little consistency in the reporting of deaths as drugs-related across the UK; congratulates many coroners on their diligence and sensitivity; and urges the Government to bring forward plans for a united national coroners service responsible to the Home Office, with clear rules and guidelines and adequate training in bereavement for all coroners.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bryant, Chris Labour Party Rhondda 04.03.2003
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 05.03.2003
David, Wayne Labour Party Caerphilly 05.03.2003
Dismore, Andrew Labour Party Hendon 12.03.2003
Ennis, Jeff Labour Party Barnsley East and Mexborough 10.03.2003
Etherington, Bill Labour Party Sunderland North 12.03.2003
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 13.03.2003
Griffiths, Win Labour Party Bridgend 06.03.2003
Hermon, Lady Ulster Unionist Party North Down 11.03.2003
Jones, Lynne Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 07.03.2003
Jones, Nigel Liberal Democrats Cheltenham 02.04.2003
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Meirionnydd Nant Conwy 05.03.2003
Marris, Rob Labour Party Wolverhampton South West 18.03.2003
Martlew, Eric Labour Party Carlisle 11.03.2003
Munn, Meg Labour Party Sheffield Heeley 06.03.2003
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 05.03.2003
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 20.03.2003
Spink, Bob Conservative Party Castle Point 05.03.2003
Taylor, David Labour Party North West Leicestershire 17.03.2003
Tyler, Paul Liberal Democrats North Cornwall 13.03.2003
Vis, Rudi Labour Party Finchley and Golders Green 12.03.2003
Williams, Betty Labour Party Conwy 10.03.2003