HC Deb 23 October 1950 vol 478 c313W
134. Sir P. Macdonald

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware of the large number of escapes from Parkhurst Prison and Camp Hill Borstal Institution in the Isle of Wight recently; and what steps he intends to take to prevent these escapes in future.

Mr. de Freitas

There have been only four escapes from Parkhurst Prison this year although the daily average population is well over 600. As regards Camp Hill Borstal Institution, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which my right hon. Friend gave him on 4th May last and to his reply to the hon. Member for Gosport and Fareham (Surg. Lieut.-Commander Bennett) last Thursday.