§ Mr. Evelyn King
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware of the inconvenience caused to Portland and Weymouth residents by the hold up of traffic on the Portland to Weymouth road, in respect of 49 prison and Borstal escapees in a single year; and if he will take steps to avoid this.
§ Sir F. Soskice
I have written to the hon. Member explaining the reasons for the measures taken. Every effort is made to keep delays to a minimum; in future al additional borstal officer will be made available for duty whenever it becomes necessary to set up a traffic check point during a peak travelling time.