HL Deb 22 March 1988 vol 495 cc173-4WA
Lord Harris of Greenwich

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many remand prisoners escaped from custody while detained in cells in magistrates' courts and police stations in 1986, 1987 and 1988.

The Minister of State, Home Office (Earl Ferrers)

I regret that this information is not available for the country as a whole. However, the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis has provided the following information which relates only to the Metropolitan Police District:—

Remand prisoners who have escaped from police custody
No. escaped from magistrates' courts cells No. recaptured No. escaped from police cells No. recaptured
1986 1 1 6 5
1987 0 12 10
1988 7* 4 0
*Escaped 6th March