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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is the latest figure for self-inflicted deaths in prisons in the UK; and what steps they are taking to reduce them. more like this
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Lord Harries of Pentregarth more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government publishes statistics on deaths in custody quarterly, and updated detailed tables annually. These figures cover only England and Wales. They can be viewed at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/632625/safety-in-custody-quarterly-bulletin-mar-2017.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/632625/safety-in-custody-quarterly-bulletin-mar-2017.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>In the twelve months to June 2017, there were 97 apparent self-inflicted deaths in custody.</p><p> </p><p>Improving safety is a priority for this Government. We are investing £100m a year to strengthen the frontline by recruiting around 2,500 more prison officers by the end of 2018. We are rolling out improved training across the estate for staff on suicide and self-harm reduction and have put in place specialist roles - regional safer custody leads - in every region to provide advice to prisons and to spread good practice on identifying and supporting prisoners at risk. We are providing grant funding to the Samaritans to support the prisoner Listener scheme and are providing an additional funding in 2017-18 to fund a number of other projects, including a learning tool for staff and emotional resilience training for prisoners.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-31T08:43:37.06Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-31T08:43:37.06Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harries of Pentregarth more like this