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

The right hon. Lady makes a good point. Within Government, we continue to discuss how we might look at changes and reforms to the way in which the prison and probation workforces are structured, but irrespective of those discussions, we are proceeding with measures to give additional support to prison governors and prison officers by boosting regional management teams and trying to ensure that professional development is taken seriously at all ranks of the prison service.