HC Deb 03 March 1977 vol 927 c266W
42. Mr. Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes he proposes for regulations concerning the escorting of prisoners with records of violence; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. John

The Chief Inspector of the Prison Service has now presented the report of his inquiry into the circumstances of the escape of William Thomas Hughes from prison custody. The report which will be published deals inter alia with the arrangements for escorting prisoners. My right hon. Friend hopes to be in a position to make a statement shortly.