asked Her Majesty's Government:How many suicides there have been among the Vietnamese refugees in the closed camps in Hong Kong since 1982, and whether they can confirm that the current rate of suicide is about 2 per month.
There have been no suicides among Vietnamese refugees in closed centres since 1982.
asked Her Majesty's Government:How many persons are in custody at Victoria Prison, Hong Kong; how many of them are Vietnamese refugees; how many of them have been sentenced by a court and on what grounds any non-sentenced persons are detained; whether the Vietnamese prisoners were included in the total of 6,372 refugees stated to be in closed camps in Hong Kong on 4th November [H.L. Deb., 9th November, col. 1280].
Four hundred and twenty-five persons are in custody in Victoria Prison, including six Vietnamese refugees. Of the latter, one has been sentenced by a court, two are detained for their own safety following their involvement in assaults and three are known troublemakers from closed centres. They were all included in the 6,372 refugees stated to be in closed centres in Hong Kong on 4th November.