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Prison Escapees (Prosecutions)

Volume 961: debated on Wednesday 31 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prison escapees were prosecuted in the ordinary courts for the offences of escape or prison breach in 1977 and 1978.

In England and Wales during 1977, 10 persons were proceeded against in the courts for offences of escaping from lawful custody and six for offences of breaking prison. Information for 1978 is not yet available.