HC Deb 15 July 1992 vol 211 cc778-9W
Mr. Bernie Grant

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will list the prisons, with dates, which Mr. Andrew Ohene had been in during the course of his sentence; and if he will make a statement on the reasons for the transfers;

(2) what were the circumstances surrounding the death of Andrew Ohene, prison number RA0954, at Swaleside prison, Kent on 13 June;

(3) for what reason Mr. Andrew Ohene was in isolation in Swaleside prison immediately before his death;

(4) how many times Mr. Andrew Ohene complained about his conditions and treatment; and if he will give dates and brief details about the complaints and what was done about them;

(5) what requests or complaints Mr. Andrew Ohene made during the 48 hours prior to his death in Swaleside prison, and to whom; and if he was under unimpeded observation during this time.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

The circumstances of this very sad death will be fully and openly investigated at the coroner's inquest. It would not be right for me to comment on matters which may be relevant to the cause of death until the jury has reached its verdict.