Policy #1071: "Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests"

This is the votes by vote definition of Public Whip policy #1071: "Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests". You may want to read an introduction to policies, or read more about Public Whip.

Someone who believes that Ministers should be able to legally intervene in a coroner's inquest and either order it to take place without a jury or suspend it and impose an inquiry in its place.

would have voted like this...

HouseDateSubjectPolicy vote
Commons10 Jun 2008Counter-Terrorism Bill — Disallow inquests without a jury in England and Wales — rejected Majority (strong)
Commons10 Jun 2008Counter Terrorism Bill — Lord Chief Justice to appoint "special coroners" — rejected Majority
Commons26 Jan 2009Coroners and Justice Bill — Condemn the Coroners and Justice Bill — rejected Majority
Commons9 Nov 2009Coroners and Justice Bill — Enable Minister to Replace Inquest With Inquiry — Incercept Evidence in Inquests Majority (strong)
Lords11 Nov 2009Coroners and Justice Bill — Remove powers of Lord Chancellor to Suspend a Coroner's Inquest — rejected Majority
Commons12 Nov 2009Coroners and Justice Bill — Schedule 1 — Explicit Approval of Lord Chief Justice Required for Minister to Suspend Coroner's Inquiry -rejected Majority (strong)

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