§ Mr. Milburn
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many suicides were reported of patients receiving(a) in-patient and (b) out-patient psychiatric care in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Ancram
[holding answer 4 November 1993]: The number of psychiatric hospital in-patients who have committed suicide while in hospital are given. Information on people receiving out-patient psychiatric care who have committed suicide is not available centrally.
Year of registration of death1 Number2 1988 3 1989 1 1990 1 1991 0 1992 1 1 This may not be the year in which death occurred. 2 These figures do not include people who absented themselves from hospital before committing suicide.