ninth summary of reports and responses under Rule 43 of the Coroners Rules 1984 - 4 June 2013

 

The Coroners (Amendment) Rules 2008 amended Rule 43 of the Coroners Rules 1984 with effect from 17 July 2008. The amended Rule 43 provides that: coroners have a wider remit to make reports to prevent future deaths. It does not have to be a similar death; 

  • a person who receives a report must send the coroner a written response within 56 days;
  • coroners must provide interested persons to the inquest and the Lord Chancellor with a copy of the report and the response;
  • coroners may send a copy of the report and the response to any other person or organisation with an interest;
  • the Lord Chancellor may publish the report and response, or a summary of them; and
  • the Lord Chancellor may send a copy of the report and the response to any other person or organisation with an interest.
The statutory instrument which amends Rule 43 can be viewed at the following link:
 
www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2008/1652/pdfs/uksi_20081652_en.pdf
 
This is the ninth and final report which will be published by the Ministry of Justice. The Chief Coroner will assume responsibility for Prevention of Future Death (Rule 43) Reports following implementation of powers under the Coroners and Justice Act 20091. All future reports will therefore be issued from the Office of the Chief Coro
The MOJ do not release all reports and responses in full. If you wish to obtain a copy of a particular report, please put the request in writing, specifying:
  • the report required from those listed in Annex C of this publication; and
  • the reasons why you will find the report of interest or useful.
 
Please send requests to: rule43reports@justice.gsi.gov.uk.
 
The Lord Chancellor wishes to thank coroners for continuing to provide copies of reports written and responses received.