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Detained Persons (Deaths)

Volume 977: debated on Thursday 31 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list for 1978, by police area (a) the number of deaths in police custody, (b) the total population, (c) the number of arrests, and (d) the ratio of deaths in custody to population and to number of arrests.

The information is not readily available. I shall write to the hon. Member as soon as possible.