Prison Officer Retirement Age

Part of Justice – in the House of Commons on 14th September 2021.

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Photo of Rachel Hopkins Rachel Hopkins Labour, Luton South

The Government have previously stated that because of the higher potential for serious injury and fatality among firefighters and police, they do not consider prison officers deserving of the same pension age protections and the right to retire at 60. With serious violence against staff still plaguing our prisons, does the Minister accept that the message received by prison officers is that they will have to wait until one of their own is killed in the line of duty before their safety concerns are taken seriously?