HC Deb 17 November 1966 vol 736 cc624-5
33. Sir R. Cary

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what scientific methods for preventing escapes from prison have been introduced since 1st November, 1964.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

Various electronic and other devices are incorporated in the special wings at Durham, Leicester and Parkhurst prisons; at Parkhurst there are also closed circuit television and wireless communication. Warning devices, television and wireless communication are in course of installation at Wormwood Scrubs and Wakefield prisons and are planned for other selected prisons.