§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) murderers of police and prison officers, (b) sexual or sadistic murderers of children and (c) people who have committed murder by shooting in the furtherance of theft were in prison on the most recent convenient date.
§ Mr. Mellor
[pursuant to his reply, 4 February 1985, c. 374]: Central records are held in such a way that the relevant cases cannot be readily identified and provision of the figures specified would be time-consuming and costly. The figure has nevertheless been compiled for those sentenced for the murder in England and Wales of a police or prison officer, of which there were 17 in prison department establishments in England and Wales on 31 December 1984; none of these was serving sentence for the murder of a prison officer.