§ Colonel DAY
asked the Minister of Health if his attention has been drawn to the need of a deputy-coroner for the City and Southwark areas, and whether it is intended to deal with this matter?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
I have been asked to reply. I am not aware of any obstacle in the way of appointing a deputy coroner. If the reference is to an assistant deputy coroner, the Coroners (Amendment) Bill does not propose to confer the power of appointing an assistant deputy, or any similar power, on any of the franchise coroners. Their franchise coronerships are to be abolished as vacancies occur.