Prison Officers: Pension Age

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 5:04 pm on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South 5:04 pm, 8th October 2019

It is very interesting that the Government have now decided to replace the numbers of police officers that they lost over the eight or nine-year period, but they cannot do the same for prison officers. I agree with Marion Fellows that a prison officer’s job is just as dangerous in some ways as that of a policeman or a fireman, but there is this disparity. Does my hon. Friend agree that public services over the last eight or nine years have been the recipients of some of the most vicious cuts that have been implemented by this Government?