Government announces consultation to consider whether there should be a greater role for families in registration of deaths following inquests

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Under a planned consultation announced in the House of Commons on 4 December 2023, the Government is set to consider whether families could be given a greater role in the registration of their loved one's death following an inquest. Currently, the coroner provides information for registration of a death where an inquest has taken place.

The consultation is due to consider proposals within the Data Protection & Digital Information Bill which will change how deaths are registered, including moving from registration in paper registers to an electronic register.

The press release from the Government concerning this announcement can be viewed here.

The Government have stated that the consultation will be published in due course.

This article was written by Harriet Wakeman.

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