§ Mr. Peter Robinson
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many prisoners injured in Her Majesty's prisons in Northern Ireland within the last 12 months required hospital treatment; and how these figures compare with the figures for the previous 10 years;
(2) how many of the prisoners injured in Her Majesty's prisons in Northern Ireland in the last 12 months were injured as a result of (a) conflict with other prisoners, (b) conflict with prison officers and (c) accidents or self-inflicted injuries; and how these figures compare with those in each of the previous five years.
§ Mr. John Patten
During the period 1 April 1982 to 31 March 1983, 235 prisoners were reported to have been injured during alleged conflicts with other prisoners, 37 during alleged conflicts with prison officers, and 1,446 as a result of alleged accidental or self-inflicted injuries.31W
A total of 105 prisoners received hospital treatment, mostly within the prisons themselves, and were held for one or more nights for injuries sustained while in prison custody.
Comparable figures for earlier years could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.