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Mr Ronnie Clark

Volume 300: debated on Monday 10 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in the investigation of the death of Mr. Ronnie Clark in Wellingborough prison on 1 March; and if he will make a statement. [14486]

The inquest into the death of Mr. Clarke was held on 9 October 1997 at Kettering Coroner's Court. The jury returned a unanimous open verdict. The Coroner made no criticism of either the actions of staff or Prison Service policy and procedure.The Prison Service will consider the findings of the Coroner's investigation, together with its own inquiries, to examine carefully whether there are any lessons to be learned.