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Police Custody (Deaths)

Volume 978: debated on Monday 11 February 1980

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asked the Attorney-General in how many cases over the last 10 years where persons have died whilst in police custody complaints have been made which have been referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions; in which years these were; what was the cause of death in each case; in how many of these cases prosecution was recommended by the Director of Public Prosecutions; what were the results; or what other action was taken in each case.

I hope to be in a position to provide the information the hon. Member seeks shortly.