HC Deb 24 July 1991 vol 195 c590W
Sir Michael MacNair-Wilson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many escaped prisoners or persons being held on remand are currently being sought by the police.

Mrs. Rumbold

A revised system of collecting information on incidents in prison establishments was introduced in June 1988.

Based on the information available, a total of 297 prisoners, both convicted and on remand, who escaped between 1 June 1988 and 22 July 1991 remain unlawfully at large, and are being sought by police.