§ Mrs. Roche
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 18 January,Official Report, column 534, which prison the prisoners at large had escaped from; what their offence was; and for how long they have been on the run.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.112W
Letter from Derek Lewis to Mrs. Barbara Roche, dated 6 February 1995:The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question about prisoners unlawfully at large.The total number of prisoners who have escaped since 20 June 1988 and are still unlawfully at large at 13 January 1995 is 123.The attached table lists the prison or escorting contractor from whose custody each prisoner escaped, their offence and the length of time unlawfully at large. A copy of this table has been placed in the Library of the House.