HC Deb 03 May 1990 vol 171 cc672-3W
Mr. Sheerman

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prison officers are known to have committed suicide in each of the last 10 years.

Mr. Mellor

Before 1 January 1990 no central records were kept of the causes of death among prison officers and this information could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Since 1 January 1990 one prison officer is known to have committed suicide.