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 Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Labour, Don Valley 12:00, 5 December 2017

Mrs Badenoch makes an important point about how the perception of safety can affect recruitment and retention in the prison service. Will the Secretary of State give me an update on the Government’s workforce strategy for all justice sector staff—safety issues affect everyone in the sector—and commit today to involving all trade union stakeholders in the development of that workforce strategy?