Public Bodies Bill — Schedule 5 — Power to Modify or Transfer Functions of Chief Coroner, Deputy Chief Coroner, and their Medical Advisers — 29 Nov 2011 at 18:00

The majority of MPs voted to allow a Minister to, by order, modify or transfer the functions of the Chief Coroner, Deputy Chief Coroners, and their medical advisers; and against removing the route of appeal to a Chief Coroner in respect of specified decisions made by a senior coroner.

The motion approved by the majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • That this House does not insist on its amendment 53 and agrees with Lords amendments 53A to 53C in lieu.

Amendment 53[3] stated:

  • Page 21, line 22, at end insert “Chief Coroner, Deputy Chief Coroners, Medical Advisers to the Chief Coroner and Deputy Medical Advisers to the Chief Coroner.”

This commons amendment would have affected Schedule 5 of the Bill[4], it would have added those offices mentioned to list of those a Minister may, by order, modify the functions of.

The Lords amendments in lieu[5] stated:


  • 53A
  • Insert the following new Clause—
  • Chief Coroner
  • (1) Section 40 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (appeals to the Chief Coroner) is repealed.
  • (2) The following provisions of that Act (which relate to appeals under section 40 of that Act) are also repealed—
  • section 36(4)(b);
  • section 42(2)(b);
  • in section 42(2)(c) the words “and to exercise rights of appeal”; section 45(1)(b) and (c) and (2)(j); paragraph 4 of Schedule 10.”


  • 53B Page 17, line 19, at end insert— “( )
  • The repeals in section (Chief Coroner) have the same extent as the enactments to which they relate.”


  • 53C
  • Line 3, after “bodies;” insert “to repeal provisions of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 relating to appeals to the Chief Coroner;”


The amendments in lieu would have removed the route of appeal to a Chief Coroner in respect of specified decisions made by a senior coroner.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Alliance1 00100.0%
Con243 (+2 tell) 0080.1%
DUP0 4050.0%
Lab0 204 (+2 tell)080.2%
LDem47 0082.5%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP0 2033.3%
Total:291 215079.6%

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