HC Deb 22 June 1961 vol 642 c154W
Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests were made by the borstal authorities to the Dorset Constabulary in 1960 for assistance in tracing escaped borstal boys; and how many policemen were asked for to help in these searches.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Thirty-two abscondences involving 49 boys were reported to the Dorset police by Portland borstal. The borstal authorities do not request the employment of police, which is a matter for the police authority.