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Causeway Hospital: Prison Escapes

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 27 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what changes have been made to the procedures being used by the Prison Service in Northern Ireland following the review into the escape of a prisoner from the Causeway hospital on 15 April 2008. (295927)

Following a brief escape of a prisoner awaiting treatment at the Causeway hospital, a senior prison governor carried out a comprehensive investigation.

The investigation identified a number of shortcomings in the management of the escort and made recommendations for staff to be reminded of the correct procedures. It was concluded there was, however, no need to change the procedures themselves.