HC Deb 08 November 1999 vol 337 c425W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Prime Minister what response he has made to the recent petition presented to him about deaths in custody; and if he will make a statement. [97148]

The Prime Minister

It is customary when petitions are delivered to my Office for the relevant Government Department to be informed and where appropriate passed to them for consideration. In this case my Office passed the petition to the Home Office in order to draw it to the attention of my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary, whom I understand met representatives of the United Families and Friends Campaign earlier this year.