§ 4. Mr. J. Langford-Holt
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date Brynley Fussell was known to have escaped from a Borstal institution to France.
§ Mr. Langford-Holt
Could the right hon. Gentleman say whether it is the fact that this youth has been in a French prison for something like four months; and, if so, what representations is he making through the Foreign Secretary in order that this position may be clarified?
§ Mr. Ede
The period given by the hon. Gentleman is about right; it is a little over four months, I think. We have made repeated efforts to get this youth extradited. He has consented to return and it is the formalities of the French courts that are preventing this taking place, but I am hopeful that he will be returned within a few days.
§ Sir Ian Fraser
As this boy will have had four months in prison would it not be a good idea to let him go free when he comes back, and possibly enlist him in the Air Force?
§ Mr. Speaker
The Question only asks on what date this youth was known to have escaped, and we have got rather far from that.