Mental Health and Deaths in Prison: Interim Report Contents

7Looking forward

23.We urge our successor Committee when established in the next Parliament to take forward our scrutiny of the issues raised in this inquiry. The evidence we have taken, written and oral, has been reported to the two Houses and published on our website. We commend our provisional conclusions and recommendations as set out in this short report to our successors. There is a moral obligation on the Government to take effective action to reverse the alarming rise in the number of people with mental health conditions who lose their lives while in prison. We hope that our successors will put further pressure on the Government to do this.

29 April 2017