Coroners must be lawfully obligated to statistically record veteran suicides

At a time when UK veteran suicides continue at an alarming rate we still have no lawful obligation placed upon coroners to statistically record veteran suicides, unlike countries such as the US, Canada and Australia.

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Opened: 3 Mar 2020, 5:08 p.m.
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Government must make the statistical recording of veteran suicide a legal obligation to all coroners, in doing so finally honouring its part in the Armed Forces Covenant.

These brave men and women have paid the highest physical and psychological costs for serving Queen and Country, and UK government must repay this by efficaciously monitoring their mental health: of which veteran suicide is the most pressing issue of all.

Coroners must routinely statistically record all veteran suicides.


Top 10 Constituency Signatories to the Petition

Constituency Signatures % of Total Signatures MP Party-Constituency
64 0.80% Johnny Mercer Conservative
Plymouth, Moor View
62 0.77% Sir Gary Streeter Conservative
South West Devon
55 0.68% Luke Pollard Labour (Co-op)
Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
54 0.67% Caroline Dinenage Conservative
Gosport
50 0.62% Danny Kruger Conservative
Devizes
49 0.61% Mr Shailesh Vara Conservative
North West Cambridgeshire
40 0.50% Rishi Sunak Conservative
Richmond (Yorks)
37 0.46% Gareth Davies Conservative
Grantham and Stamford
36 0.45% Douglas Ross Conservative
Moray
36 0.45% Mrs Sheryll Murray Conservative
South East Cornwall
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1,521 signatures - 19.0% of total

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