HC Deb 21 November 1946 vol 430 cc1008-9
42. Mr. Ayles

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of escape or attempted escape from prison there have been in each of the last three years for which records are available; in how many of these cases was the offence dealt with and punished by the prison governor; how many by the visiting magistrates; and how many by other methods.

Mr. Ede

As the answer involves a number of figures, I will, with permission. circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

As regards escapes, the figures distinguish between those made from parties working outside the prison wall and those from within the prison. They also show separately the figures for Feltham, which during the period in question was in part a Borstal Institution, in part a Borstal Allocation Centre, and in part a prison for convicted youths.

1943. 1944. 1945.
1. Escapes.
From Feltham 29 41 28
From Outside parties 11 38 80
From Others 18 25 51
Total 58 104 159
2. Attempted Escapes 69 100 110
3. By whom Punished.
By Governors 36 83 64
By Visiting Committees 87 108 186
By Assistant Commissioners 2 8 2