Prison Officers: Safety

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 5 December 2017.

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Photo of David Lidington David Lidington The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice 12:00, 5 December 2017

We are meeting with considerable success in filling the 2,500 additional prison officer places that my predecessor, Elizabeth Truss, successfully negotiated a year ago. We are also developing a graduate entry scheme for prison officers, and working with the armed forces to ensure that the service leavers scheme takes proper account of the opportunities in the prison service.