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Police Custody: Death

Volume 457: debated on Wednesday 7 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received on a public inquiry into the death of Paul Day in custody; whether he has plans for further study of the issues arising from the death; and if he will make a statement. (124723)

I reiterate my condolences to Mr. and Mrs. Day, whom I met at the culmination of a process which included a series of internal investigations overseen by a panel on which sat the chief inspector of prisons and Mr. and Mrs. Day, an extensive coroner’s inquest, and a series of follow-up discussions between Mr. and Mrs. Day and the then deputy director general of the Prison Service.

Learning from Paul Day’s death has contributed to significant change in prison segregation units. I have no plans to commission further studies.