HC Deb 30 November 1977 vol 940 c229W
Mr. Newens

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will investigate the reasons for the high number of deaths of prisoners in Brixton Prison in comparison with other prisons over recent years; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. John

No. Since Brixton receives far more prisoners than any other prison the number of deaths at Brixton is not disproportionately high. Every death of a prisoner in prison is already the subject of an independent inquiry by a coroner.