§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list by ethnic group, and by year for the last 10 years, the number of deaths that have occurred whilst a person was held in(a) prison and (b) police custody.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
The total number of deaths in prison in each year since 1981 and the number of deaths by ethnic origin since 1989 are shown in table A. Information on ethnic origin for earlier years could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The total number of deaths in police custody in each year since 1981 is shown in table B. Information on ethnic origin is not available.