HC Deb 28 March 2003 vol 402 c445W
Mrs. Helen Clark

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the(a) deaths and (b) serious injuries of children in prison are recorded on the deaths and serious injuries database. [104215]

Jacqui Smith

The Department's database of serious cases records information relating to deaths and serious injuries of children where abuse and/or neglect may have been a factor. It does not identify which serious incidents occurred in a prison establishment.

The prison service maintains a database of deaths and incidents of self-harm which take place in prisons.