HC Deb 17 May 1934 vol 289 cc1959-60W

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that on 24th March, 1924, a convict named Sheppard, serving a life sentence of penal servitude, broke away from his gang at Parkhurst convict prison and made a murderous attack on Ethel Fry, daughter of Prison-officer E. W. Fry, now retired, and afterwards violently attacked her mother who came to assist her; that Mrs. Fry has been a nervous wreck ever since and has been detained in a nursing home for many months until recently; if any of the cast of the treatment has been borne by the prison department; and what action, if any, does he purpose taking?


I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave to a similar question by the hon. and gallant Member for the Isle of Wight (Captain P. Macdonald) on 25th July last.