Foreign and Commonwealth Office — Schedule 1 — Power to abolish: bodies and offices — 25 Oct 2011 at 21:00
I beg to move amendment 2, page 24, in schedule 5, leave out lines 9 and 10.
In the past few days, many Members will have received e-mails from their constituents about the important issue of the chief coroner’s office. I want to begin by thanking colleagues from across the House for their kind expressions of support for the amendment, and on the broader question of the necessity of change in the coronial system. I tabled the amendment with the full support of the Royal British Legion, Inquest and the British Medical Association, and I have recently found out that Liberty also supports it, which might divide opinion on this side of the House. All those organisations want to see a chief coroner appointed as soon as possible, and my amendment would achieve exactly what the British Legion and others are asking for. Put simply, leaving out lines 9 and 10 would ensure that the chief coroner-a post agreed on a cross-party basis-is left out of the Bill.
Ayes 235, Noes 287.
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|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||256 (+1 tell)||3 (+1 tell)||0||85.3%|
|Lab||0||214 (+1 tell)||0||83.3%|
|LDem||30 (+1 tell)||1||1||57.9%|
|Andrew Percy||Brigg and Goole||Con||aye|
|Greg Mulholland||Leeds North West||LDem||aye|
|James Gray||North Wiltshire||Con||aye|
|Gordon Henderson||Sittingbourne and Sheppey||Con||aye|