20. Mr. Wilson Harris
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many policemen in England and Wales have been murdered in the course of their duty in the past 10 years; how many warders have been murdered by prisoners serving commuted capital sentences in the past 10 years; and how many reprieved murderers are at present imprisoned.
§ Mr. Ede
Seven policemen have been murdered in this period, but in three of the cases there has been no conviction of murder as the assailant has not been traced. No warders have been murdered by prisoners serving commuted capital sentences. Sixty-three reprieved murderers are at present imprisoned.
Mr. Wilson Harris
While it is very satisfactory to know that no warders have been murdered by reprieved murderers, could the Home Secretary say whether there is reason to think that proportionately more attacks have been made on warders by reprieved murderers than by other prisoners?