HC Deb 19 November 1964 vol 702 cc78-9W
32. Mr. Prior

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what inquiry has been held into the recent escape of prisoners from Blundeston; and if he will make a statement.

Miss Bacon

Seven prisoners have escaped from Blundeston prison since its opening in July, 1963. Each incident was separately investigated. Certain defects were found in security, in the supervision of prisoners and in selection for outside activities. Suitable remedial action has been taken.

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