HC Deb 03 November 1989 vol 159 cc365-6W
Mr. Bermingham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many suicides in England and Wales have occurred during 1989(a) at prison establishments and (b) in remand establishments; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Waddington

At the end of October 1989 verdicts of suicide had been returned on 20 inmates who died in prison establishments in England and Wales during 1989. Of these inmates eight were on remand. Inquests have yet to be held on 13 other inmates, of whom 10 were on remand, who have died in prison department custody during this period and whose deaths are thought to have been suicides.

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