The Local Government Reorganisation (Amendment of Coroners Act 1988) Regulations 1998

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Published: 1998-02-26

Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 465

CORONERS
The Local Government Reorganisation (Amendment of Coroners Act 1988) Regulations 1998

Made
26th February 1998

Laid before Parliament
6th March 1998

Coming into force
1st April 1998

The Secretary of State in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 19 and 26 of the Local Government Act 1992(1) hereby makes the following Regulations:

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Local Government Reorganisation (Amendment of Coroners Act 1988) Regulations 1998.

(2) These Regulations shall come into force on 1st April 1998.

2.—(1) The Coroners Act 1988(2) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 1(1)(a), after the word “county,” there is inserted “in a special non-metropolitan county or in”.

(3) In section 1(1)(c), after the word “England” there is inserted “, other than a special non-metropolitan county,”.

(4) In section 1(1A)(a), after the words “metropolitan district” there is inserted “, special non-metropolitan district”.

(5) In section 1(1A)(b), after the words “metropolitan districts” there is inserted “, special non-metropolitan districts”.

(6) In section 2(2), after the words “metropolitan district”, in both places where they occur, there is inserted “, special non-metropolitan district”.

(7) In section 4(1), after the word “county”, there is inserted “, special non-metropolitan county”.

(8) At the end of section 4(5A)(3) there is inserted “or a special non-metropolitan county”.

(9) In section 27(4)(a)(4), after the word “districts” there is inserted “, special non-metropolitan districts”.

(10) In section 31(5) after paragraph (a) there is inserted—

“(aa)a special non-metropolitan district,”.

(11) In section 35(1) after the definition of “relevant council” there is inserted—

““special non-metropolitan county” means a non-metropolitan county in which there are two or more local government districts and for which there is no county council;

“special non-metropolitan district” means a district in a special non-metropolitan county.”.

Gareth Williams
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
Home Office
26th February 1998

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend various provisions in the Coroners Act 1988 (“the 1988 Act”). Taken together with amendments already made by the Local Government Reorganisation (Amendment of Coroners Act 1988) Regulations 1996 (S.I. 1996/655), these amendments ensure that the provisions of the 1988 Act are consistent with various provisions about coroners which it is proposed to include in orders under section 17 of the Local Government Act 1992 in consequence of changes to local government in England under that Act. In particular, they provide for coroners' districts in a non-metropolitan county for which there is no county council but in which there is more than one local government district.


(1)
1992 c. 19.

(2)
1988 c. 13; relevant amendments to that Act were made by regulation 2 of the Local Government Reorganisation (Amendment of Coroners Act 1988) Regulations 1996 (S.I. 1996/655).

(3)
Section 4(5A) was inserted by S.I. 1996/655.

(4)
Section 27(4) was amended by Schedule 16 to the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 (c. 19).

(5)
Section 31 was amended by S.I. 1996/655.
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