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Prisoners (Suicides)

Volume 175: debated on Thursday 28 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what has been the trend in the number of suicides among prisoners on remand over the last 10 years.

The table gives the figures for the number of suicides by remand prisoners during the last 10 years:

Number
198012
19817
19828
19839
198412
198514
198612
198727
198819
1198915
1 219901
1 Inquests have yet to be held on one other inmate on remand who died in 1989 and on nine inmates on remand who have died this year and whose deaths are thought to have been suicides.
1 To 25 June 1990.