Clause 2 — Meaning of "relevant duty of care"
Orders of the Day
Gerry Sutcliffe (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office; Bradford South, Labour)
My hon. Friend cannot have it both ways. He asked us to consider things, so we considered them and came to our conclusions. He does not support our conclusion, but that does not mean that we did not consider the matter, just as we have considered suggestions throughout the Bill's progress. Indeed, the hon. Member for Beaconsfield will acknowledge that I have not only listened to suggestions, but also made proposals in response to such considerations, so I do not accept the challenge put by my hon. Friend the Member for Hendon.
We are doing all we can to reduce deaths in custody. We are not satisfied that the measure has a role to play in prisons, as I outlined, because they are unique environments.