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Issue details

Merger of York coroner area with North Yorkshire County Council coroner areas

Purpose of report: To obtain member agreement to request merger of York and North Yorkshire coroner areas.

 

The Executive will be asked to agree to City of York Council submitting a business case to the Chief Coroner and Ministry of Justice requesting a merger of York and North Yorkshire coroner areas.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Be significant in terms of its effects on communities;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/05/2021

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 24/06/21 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Leader (incorporating Policy, Strategy and Partnerships)

Lead director: Director of Governance

Department: Directorate of Customer and Corporate Services

Contact: Janie Berry, Director of Governance Email: janie.berry@york.gov.uk Email: janie.berry@york.gov.uk Tel: 01904 555385.

Consultation process

On 19 January 2019 members gave approval to explore the merger of coroner areas with North Yorkshire County Council.
This has been explored and a merger request has been prepared to submit to the Chief Coroner and the Ministry of Justice.
Members are asked to consider this request, then an extensive consultation process will take place.

Consultees include the following for the North Yorkshire and York areas:
MPs
Chief Executives of local authorities
North Yorkshire Police
Superintendent Registrars
Coroners, including neighbouring coroners
Pathologists
NHS and clinical commissioning groups
GPs
Undertakers

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: -

Agenda items

Documents

  • Merger of York coroner area with North Yorkshire County Council coroner areas  

 

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