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Magilligan Prison (Escapes)

Volume 889: debated on Tuesday 8 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, (1) what inquiry has been made into the escape of Daniel Joseph Keenan from Magilligan Prison; and whether action has been taken designed to prevent future escapes;(2) if he will satisfy himself that vehicles of any type which leave Magilligan Prison with loads of rubbish, etc. will not in future be used in connection with escapes from the prison.

The Governor of Her Majesty's Prison, Magilligan, has held an inquiry into the circumstances of the escape. Appropriate action to prevent a recurrence has been taken.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many persons have escaped from Magilligan Prison since it opened.