Home Department written question – answered on 16th March 2005.

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Photo of Bill Wiggin Bill Wiggin Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners are estimated to suffer from mental health problems in prisons in England and Wales.

Photo of Paul Goggins Paul Goggins Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) undertook a survey of mental ill health in the prison population of England and Wales in 1997. A copy of the survey is available on the ONS website at

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