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Gartree Prison (Escapes)

Volume 124: debated on Monday 14 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will set up an inquiry into the circumstances of the escape of two prisoners from Her Majesty's prison Gartree on 10 December; and if he will make a statement.

I have asked the deputy director-general of the prison service, Mr. G. H. Lakes CB, MC, to conduct an immediate investigation into the circumstances and I will inform the House of his findings as soon as possible.