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 John Howell John Howell Conservative, Henley 11:00 am, 2nd May 2018

I have a number of personal case studies from prison officers at the prison in my constituency. One of the issues that they have flagged up is that changes have, in effect, blocked their ability to be promoted, because to accept promotion, officers have to sign up to the lesser conditions, so we are losing the experienced officers whom we so need to run our prisons. Is my hon. Friend aware of that and does he share those concerns?