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Prisoner Escapes

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many prisoners absconded from HMP (a) East Sutton Park and (b) Askham Grange in each year since 1997; and how many remain at large. (139011)

The information requested is set out in the following table and covers the period from 1 April 1997 to 31 March 2007. Figures for 2006-07 are provisional and subject to validation. Currently there is no central record of absconders who are subsequently returned to custody. Recaptures reflect police rather than Prison Service performance and the data have not been held centrally for this reason.

Number of absconds from East Sutton Park prison and Askham Grange prison between 1 April 1997 to 31 March 2007

East Sutton Park

Askham Grange

1997-98

5

35

1998-99

3

17

1999-2000

3

20

2000-01

3

21

2001-02

3

19

2002-03

0

12

2003-04

1

31

2004-05

2

12

2005-06

4

14

2006-07

2

7

To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many prisoners absconded from HMP (a) Ford and (b) Hewell Grange in each year since 1997; and how many of those remain at large. (139222)

The information requested is set out in the following table and covers the period from 1 April 1997 to 31 March 2007. Figures for 2006-07 are provisional and subject to validation. Currently there is no central record of absconders who are subsequently returned to custody. Recaptures reflect police rather than Prison Service performance and the data have not been held centrally for this reason.

Number of absconds from Ford prison and Hewell Grange prison between 1 April 1997 and 31 March 2007

Ford

Hewell Grange

1997-98

53

40

1998-99

40

17

1999-2000

68

32

2000-01

57

20

2001-02

57

15

2002-03

91

23

2003-04

142

31

2004-05

110

24

2005-06

96

24

2006-07

62

13

To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many prisoners absconded from (a) HM Prison Hollesley Bay and (b) HM Prison Kirkham in each year since 1997; and how many of those in each case remain at large. (139922)

The information requested is set out in the following table and covers the period from 1 April 1997 to 31 March 2007. Figures for 2006-07 are provisional and subject to validation. Currently there is no central record of absconders who are subsequently returned to custody. Recaptures reflect police rather than Prison Service performance and the data have not been held centrally for this reason.

Number of absconds from Hollesley Bay prison and Kirkham prison between 1 April 1997 and 31 March 2007

Hollesley Bay

Kirkham

1997-98

13

234

1998-99

25

202

1999-2000

11

171

2000-01

24

169

2001-02

8

163

2002-03

14

208

2003-04

36

213

2004-05

32

120

2005-06

16

74

2006-07

21

54

To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many prisoners absconded from (a) HMP North Sea Camp and (b) HMP Leyhill in each year since 1997; and how many of those remain at large. (140598)

The information requested is set out in the following table and covers the period from 1 April 1997 to 31 March 2007. Figures for 2006-07 are provisional and subject to validation.

Currently there is no central record of absconders who are subsequently returned to custody. Recaptures reflect police rather than Prison Service performance and the data have not been held centrally for this reason.

North Sea Camp

Leyhill

1997-98

25

20

1998-99

32

25

1999-2000

27

34

2000-01

24

25

2001-02

36

19

2002-03

34

33

2003-04

79

114

2004-05

33

102

2005-06

49

66

2006-07

48

37