HC Deb 01 April 1941 vol 370 cc866-7W
Mr. Thorne

asked the Home Secretary how Stanley Thurston broke out of Dartmoor Prison on Tuesday last; how many times he has been convicted; how many times he has broken out of gaol; and the longest time he was at liberty?

Mr. Peake

The circumstances of this man's escape on 25th March are under in- quiry. He has been convicted eight times for house breaking and similar offences. He has twice escaped from prison previously. On the first occasion, he was recaptured on the following day; on the second, he remained at large for six months.