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1. A full-time coronial judiciary was established under a senior coroner, replacing the previous structure which largely depended on part-time coroners.
2. A High Court judge was assigned to be the presiding judge for the Coroners Service.
3. A medical officer was appointed to provide independent medical advice to the coroners.
4. Legal officers were appointed to support the coroners in the handling of complex cases.
5. Administrative support to the coroners was improved, including the appointment of coroners' liaison officers whose role is to liaise with bereaved families to provide information and support throughout the coroner's investigation.
6. An improved IT system was introduced which allows cases to be tracked effectively.
7. Protocols have been agreed with partner agencies, including the State Pathology Department and PSNI (who investigate deaths on behalf of the coroners in Northern Ireland), setting targets for the production of reports.
The Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland and Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Court Administration recently reported favourably on the improvements made in the Coroners Service (Coroners Service for Northern Ireland: A follow-up review of the administrative systems supporting bereaved families provided by the Coroners Service for Northern Ireland-November 2009).
Mr. Burrowes: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many recovery notices have been made under section 7A of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1995; and how much compensation has been so recovered. 
Andrew Stunell: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many prisoners who received indeterminate sentences for public protection at each tariff length have been received into custody in each month since the sentence was introduced; 
Maria Eagle: The information requested is currently being collated by officials in the National Offender Management Service. I will write to the hon. Member once this work is complete and place a copy of the letter in the Library.
|Total fines for cycling( 1) on pavements, 2003-07|
The following offences have been included in the answer but they may not all relate solely to cycling on pavement
(1), Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984
-s.25(5) By moving vehicle: Failing to accord precedence to foot passengers
-s.25(5) offences connected with pedal cycles: in relation to pedestrian crossing
-Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 S.17(4) Offences connected with pedal cycles
-Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 S.25(5) - By moving vehicles: failing to accord precedence to foot passengers
-Pelican Pedestrian crossing Regulations and General directions 1987 Regs 12-14 and 16-19 Failing to observe regulations
-Motorways Traffic (England and Wales) Regs 1982 Reg 15-offences connected with pedal cycles
-Highway Act 1835 S.72-Pedal cycles-riding on footpath
-Highway Act 1835 S.78-Pedal cycles-riding to common danger
-Metropolitan Police Act 1839S.54(7)-riding to common danger
Justice Statistics Analytical Services. Ministry of Justice
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