Prison Officers: Pension Age

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:45 pm on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Jo Stevens Jo Stevens Labour, Cardiff Central 4:45 pm, 8th October 2019

My hon. Friend is being generous with his time. He has talked about staff morale being at rock bottom, the soaring violence and the cuts to prison officer numbers. Does he agree that the prospect of having to work as a prison officer until the age of 68 is fuelling the record number of resignations from the Prison Service? We are in a cycle that we cannot get out of unless the pension age is changed and lowered.