HC Deb 02 March 1961 vol 635 c142W
50. Mr. Woodnutt

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will issue instructions to ensure that escaped prisoners are, upon recapture, sent to different prisons to complete their sentences.

Mr. R. A. Butler

No. Each case must be considered on its merits, and there may often be considerations which make such a transfer undesirable.