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Prisoner Escapes

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 16 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful attempts were made to escape from HM Prison Lancaster since June 2007. (288562)

There have been no successful escapes or unsuccessful escape attempts from HMP Lancaster since June 2007. Escapes from prison have been falling for over a decade and 2008-09 saw the lowest level of prison escapes since records began.

Figures on escapes and a range of other prison performance statistics are available at: