HL Deb 23 January 1991 vol 525 cc7-8WA
Lord Graham of Edmonton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many prisoners escaped while under escort to or from court or between prisons in each of the last ten years.

Lord Reay

Information is not available in the form requested. The readily available information is shown in the following table:

Prison Service establishments of all types, including young offender establishments.

(v) Column (2) shows absconds from open establishments of all types. An inmate absconds by unlawfully gaining his or her liberty by an abuse of trust without having to overcome any physical restraint or specific supervision.