§ Baroness Blood
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the Home Office circular concerning pre-inquest disclosure where an individual dies in prison in England and Wales also applies in Northern Ireland. [HL4571]
§ The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Scotland of Asthal)
No Home Office circular has been issued in respect of pre-inquest disclosure in prison deaths in England and Wales. The issue of guidance on such matters in Northern Ireland is for the Northern Ireland Court and Prison Services to consider.