§ 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