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Prisoners (Injuries)

Volume 81: debated on Tuesday 25 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have sustained injuries whilst attending courts in the custody of prison officers during the last six months; and if he will make a statement.

Where prisoners receive injuries in the course of incidents involving other prisoners or staff a report is submitted to prison department headquarters, which is followed up if any grounds for concern are revealed. Collation of statistics of the kind requested could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.