HC Deb 31 July 1974 vol 878 c219W
Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prison officers have died in the course of duty in each of the past five years.

Dr. Summerskill

I regret that this information is not available; "death in the course of duty" could cover a wide range of circumstances, including, for example, traffic accidents, and is not always easy to define accurately.

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