“Please can you provide me with the following information:
The date the coroner in your area has ordered an autopsy and the date the pathologist’s report on the autopsy was submitted to the coroner for each deceased person in each year over the past 5 years.”
Devon County Council does not hold this information.
Coroners are independent judicial officers appointed and paid for by the relevant local authorities who are responsible for investigating violent, unnatural deaths or sudden deaths of unknown cause and deaths in custody that are reported to them.
Coroners are not designated as public authorities under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and therefore their records are not subject to the information access regime of this Act. There is a separate information access regime for such records over which the Commissioner has no jurisdiction.
You may wish to refer to the following link – https://www.mysociety.org/2018/09/18/now-you-can-ask-coroners-to-provide-information-through-whatdotheyknow/