HC Deb 28 March 1994 vol 240 c570W
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.