§ Ms Ruddock
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many(a) deaths and (b) suicides of Prison Service prisoners occurred in police cells in 1993:
(2) how many deaths there were in police cells in 1993; and how many were suicides.
§ Mr. Charles Wardle
[holding answer 14 February 1994]: The numbers of persons who died in police cells or detention rooms in 1993 are as follows:
Total deaths Suicide verdict reached Inquest awaited Provincial forces 12 2 2 Metropolitan police 6 0 0
None of the deaths involved Prison Service prisoners.