Prison Officers: Working Conditions

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:00 am on 2nd May 2018.

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Photo of Gordon Henderson Gordon Henderson Conservative, Sittingbourne and Sheppey 11:00 am, 2nd May 2018

I certainly agree with that, but the problem is: what happens when the administrative jobs run out? What do we do with them then? I think there is another solution. Police officers and firefighters have dangerous and physical jobs, which is why they are allowed to retire early. Prison officers, too, have dangerous, physical jobs. I believe that the time has come to allow them the same rights as their colleagues in the police force and the fire service.