HL Deb 23 April 2004 vol 660 cc64-5WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many suicides have occurred in Northern Ireland so far this year and in each of the two previous years: (a) in police custody and (b) in prisons. [HL2253]

Baroness Amos

The information requested is as follows:

  1. (a) There have been no recorded suicides in police custody over the period 2002 to 2004.
  2. (b) The number of suicides/suspected suicides in prisons over the period 2002 to 2004, are as set out in the table:
Year Suicides Suspected suicides1
2002 1 11
2003 13
2004 11
1Suspected suicides—subject to proceedings at the Coroner's Court which have yet to be held.