HC Deb 20 July 1993 vol 229 c143W
Mr. Keith Hill

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners have died as a result of AIDS in Her Majesty's prisons.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the director general of the prison service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Derek Lewis to Mr. Keith Hill, dated July 1993:

The Home Secretary has asked me to write to you directly in response to your recent Parliamentary Question on deaths in custody attributable to AIDS.

Twelve prisoners in England and Wales have died as a consequence of AIDS related illness while in custody. All were in an outside hospital or hospice at the time of death.