§ Mr. Ernie Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the number of persons in the year ended 30 September 1979 who died in military custody and from what cause (a) in the United Kingdom and (b) outside the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
During the period specified there was one death in Service custody overseas, the cause of which was self-strangulation. There were no deaths in Service custody in the United Kingdom.