§ 61. Mr. Hooley
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many long-term prisoners escaped from Her Majesty's prisons in each of the years 1956 to 1966.
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
Figures relating to prisoners serving sentences of five years and over who escaped from prison or escort in England and Wales in the years 1962 to 1965 and in 1966 up to 26th October are as given below. Figures are not available for the years 1956 to 1961.
PRISONERS WHO HAVE ESCAPED IN ENGLAND AND WALES SINCE 1ST JANUARY, 1962 AND ARE STILL AT LARGE Date of Escape Name Offence Closed Prisons 19th September, 1962 … Raymond, S. P. … Shopbreaking. 21st February, 1964 … Dyett, C. C. … Stealing; taking and driving away motor vehicle; no insurance. 11th August, 1964 … Wilson, C. F. … Conspiracy to stop mail; robbery with aggravation. 4th May, 1965 … Murphy, F. E. … Larceny; receiving. 8th July, 1965 … Biggs, R. A. … Conspiracy to stop mail; robbery with aggravation. 8th July, 1965 … Flower, E. … Conspiracy to rob. 20th September, 1965 … Black, E. … Assault occasioning actual bodily harm. 3rd December, 1965 … Johnson, D. … Unlawful possession of forged banknotes and firearms. 31st January, 1966 … Kerridge, D. V. … Burglary; larceny. 9th February, 1966 … Piggott, M. T. … Obtaining goods by false pretences; housebreaking; larceny; assault occasioning grievous bodily harm. 25th May, 1966 … Humphries, J. P. … Housebreaking; larceny; taking and driving away whilst disqualified; assault police constable. 29th August, 1966 … Maxwell, R. … Officebreaking and larceny. 29th August, 1966 … O'Sullivan, B. J. … Possessing housebreaking implements by night. 23rd September, 1966 … Clarke, F. … Assault occasioning grievous bodily harm. 10th October, 1966 … Spencer, J. H. … Shopbreaking and larceny; false pretences. 22nd October, 1966 … Blake, G. … Communicating information useful to enemy. 26th October, 1966 … O'Connell, T. J. … Assault occasioning actual bodily harm; wounding with intent; assault police constable. 26th October, 1966 … Cassey, J. W. … Breach of probation; robbery with violence.
PRISONERS SERVING 5 YEARS OR OVER WHO HAVE ESCAPED FROM PRISON OR ESCORT IN ENGLAND AND WALES Year Closed prisons Open prisons Under escort Total 1962 20 — 3 23 1963 23 21 2 46 1964 13 19 5 37 1965 20 4 3 27 1966 up to 26th Oct. 18 4 9 31 94 48 22 164
§ Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will list the escaped prisoners now at large, the date of their escapes and the offences for which they were convicted.
§ Mr. Shinwell
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners who made their escape from prison during the period between January 1952 and January 1964 are still at large.
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
Information in respect of England and Wales is available only from 1st January, 1962. 86 of the prisoners who escaped between that date and 31st October, 1966 are still at large. Six of them escaped before January 1964.333W
Date of Escape Name Offence Open Prisons 6th October, 1962 … Flanagan, M. P. Officebreaking. 1st March, 1963 … Chilcott, B. E. H. Larceny. 27th July, 1964 … Pateman, F. Officebreaking; larceny. 30th September, 1964 … Cotterill, J. R. F. Obtaining credit by fraud. 28th October, 1964 … Partington, H. Larceny. 5th November, 1964 … Coombes, T. J. F. Shopbreaking; larceny. 7th November, 1964 … Scrivens, B. J. Officebreaking with intent; found with housebreaking implements; unlawful possession of explosives; robbery with aggravation. 8th December, 1964 … Young, H. Factorybreaking; larceny. 13th December, 1964 … Leigh, P. Receiving. 16th December, 1964 … Cook, J. J. Receiving; larceny; using document with intent to deceive. 16th February, 1965 … Williams, H. O. Shopbreaking; larceny; attempted housebreaking. 28th March, 1965 … Levers, D. H. Warehousebreaking; larceny. 12th May, 1965 … Coughlar, J. P. alias Kennedy. Attempt to obtain National Assistance by false pretences and fraud; larceny. 4th June, 1965 … Smith, P. J. L. Larceny; fraud. 29th August, 1965 … Baines, B. Larceny. 4th September, 1965 … McNally, T. Larceny. 21st December, 1965 … Slater, C. Housebreaking; larceny. 3rd February, 1966 … Scurfieid, A. alias Bolton, M. Larceny. 6th February, 1966 … Jones, H. Married Woman's Act civil debt; no driving licence. 20th April, 1966 … Healey, C. Receiving; fraud. 1st May, 1966 … Rowan, A. Larceny; officebreaking; driving whilst disqualified; no insurance. 1st May, 1966 … Sweeney, P. P. Pavilionbreaking; larceny. 12th June, 1966 … Gibson, J. J. Larceny. 17th July, 1966 … Eatough, B. Possessing dangerous drugs. 23rd July, 1966 … Bolton, J. Driving whilst disqualified; no insurance, no road tax. 26th July, 1966 … Porter, W. Storebreaking; larceny. 1st August, 1966 … Disley, E. M. Shopbreaking; larceny. 24th August, 1966 … Francis, R. A. Storebreaking; larceny; possessing imitation firearm; possessing offensive weapon. 24th August, 1966 … Dann, D. H. Larceny; obtaining credit by forged instrument. 11th September, 1966 … Teuma, E. D. Shopbreaking; larceny. 13th September, 1966 … Garbutt, A. Larceny; storebreaking. 24th September, 1966 … Reardon, G. P. Housebreaking; larceny. 2nd October, 1966 … Stubbs, T. J. Officebreaking; larceny. Officebreaking with intent. 2nd October, 1966 … Morris, E. J. Larceny. 2nd October, 1966 … Jukes, W. Larceny. 9th October, 1966 … Percival, E. Larceny. 9th October, 1966 … Gallwell, L. Driving whilst disqualified. 11th October, 1966 … David, M. C. Shopbreaking; larceny; obtaining goods by false pretences. 13th October, 1966 … Church, J. H. Storebreaking. 13th October, 1966 … White, G. Larceny; larceny in dwelling house. 20th October, 1966 … Chambers, B. D. alias Boyd. Officebreaking; larceny. 20th October, 1966 … Amos, S. D. Officebreaking; larceny. 27th October, 1966 … Timpson, A. Larceny; malicious damage; shopbreaking; receiving. Outside Working Parties 1st November, 1962 … Evans, A. A. Housebreaking; larceny. 13th November, 1962 … Allton, I. A. Storebreaking; larceny. 19th November, 1963 … Thompson, W. J. Taking and driving away; shopbreaking; larceny. 5th May, 1964 … Austin, P. Shopbreaking; larceny; possessing housebreaking implements. 5th November, 1965 … Barlow, A. Larceny. 9th March, 1966 … Mourton, G. R. Housebreaking; larceny. 18th April, 1966 … Bushell, S. Shopbreaking; larceny. 18th April, 1966 … Sanchos, R. Larceny; driving without insurance. 26th April, 1966 … Trevethan, R. T. Larceny. 25th May, 1966 … Warwick, A. J. Civil Debt, Affiliation Order; larceny. 1st July, 1966 … Hessian, L. Housebreaking; larceny; attempted burglary. 29th July, 1966 … Coggan, W. Obtaining credit by false pretences.
Date, of Escape Name Offence 16th August, 1966 … Morrell, P. False pretences; conspiracy; receiving; larceny; forgery. 19th August. 1966 … O'Brien, C. Housebreaking; larceny. 24th August, 1966 … Roberts, K. Housebreaking; larceny; possessing housebreaking implements by night. 30th August, 1966 … Will, D. R. Obtaining credit by fraud; housebreaking; larceny. 22nd September, 1966 … Poole, E. N. Housebreaking; larceny. 3rd October, 1966 … Wilkinson, C. Storebreaking. 3rd October, 1966 … Turley, K. G. Shopbreaking; larceny. 18th October, 1966 … Mullen-Rutter, D. G. Larceny; breaking and entering. 20th October, 1966 … Lyons, J. Housebreaking; larceny; breach of probation; assault. Escorts 8th December, 1965 … Phillips, M. J. Housebreaking; larceny. 3rd March, 1966 … McKay, H. T. False pretences. 25th May, 1966 … Brown, R. Unlawful wounding. 26th September, 1966 … Baker, M, D. Larceny; driving whilst disqualified.