HC Deb 22 July 1996 vol 282 c47W
Mr. Corbyn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many suicide attempts there have been since 1994 by people being arrested in the presence of immigration officers. [38200]

Mr. Kirkhope

The hon. Member has corresponded with me about the circumstances in which, on 17 November 1995, one of his constituents who was to be detained for removal as an illegal entrant took up a position on the balcony of his flat and threatened to jump. In the event, he did not do so.

We know of no similar suicide threats since 1994, although comprehensive inquires could be undertaken only at disproportionate cost.

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