HC Deb 02 December 1958 vol 596 cc114-5W
107. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland in view of the further escapes during the last three months of prisoners from Peterhead Prison, of the steps taken in consequence by the police to find the fugitives by stopping motorists and others on the roads and of the inconvenience and insecurity caused thereby, what steps he is taking to eliminate such insecurity and inconvenience.

Mr. Maclay

General security precautions in the prison have been intensified, and a new wall which is being built will reduce the risk of escapes from work parties.