§ Lord Hylton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many suicides have occurred in Northern Ireland so far this year and in each of the two previous years: (a) in police custody and (b) in prisons. [HL2253]
§ Baroness Amos
The information requested is as follows:
- (a) There have been no recorded suicides in police custody over the period 2002 to 2004.
- (b) The number of suicides/suspected suicides in prisons over the period 2002 to 2004, are as set out in the table:
Year Suicides Suspected suicides1 2002 1 11 2003 13 2004 11 1Suspected suicides—subject to proceedings at the Coroner's Court which have yet to be held.