HC Deb 22 June 1961 vol 642 c150W
17. Mr. A. Brown

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prison officers, including all prison staff, and prisoners, respectively, have been physically assaulted in or about the precincts of Her Majesty's Prisons in England and Wales during the past 12 months.

Mr. Vosper

I regret that the information requested is not readily available in respect of the last 12 months, but in 1960 in men's prisons there were 197 assaults on staff (compared with 213 in 1959); and 556 assaults by prisoners on other prisoners (compared with 558 in 1959). The figures include attempted assaults and technical assaults as well as cases of serious violence.