§ Mr. RHYS DAVIES
asked the Home secretary the number of escapes and attempted escapes and the number of offences of violence which have taken place at Dartmoor and Parkhurst convict prisons, respectively, during the period 1st January, 1925, to 30th June, 1926, and during the period 1st July, 1926, to 31st December, 1927?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
During the eighteen months periods ended 30th June, 1926, and 31st December, 1927, the numbers of escapes or attempts to escape were for Dartmoor Prison nil and one, and for Parkhurst Prison nine and 10. For the same periods the number of offences of violence were as follow: Dartmoor Prison 167 and 163; Parkhurst Prison 134 and 186.