Prisoners: Death:Written question - 3874

(Luton North)

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'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 23 June 2015
Ministry of Justice
Prisoners: Death
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many deaths in custody are under investigation by police as suspected homicide.
Answered by: Andrew Selous
Answered on: 29 June 2015

Every death in custody is subject to investigation by the police. The decisions as to whether or not to treat a particular death as a suspected homicide, and what information to disclose about the status of each ongoing investigation, are matters for the relevant police authorities in each case.

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