Courts: Northern Ireland

Constitutional Affairs written question – answered on 27th March 2007.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon UUP, North Down

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many security officers were employed in each location on the Northern Ireland court estate in each of the last three years for which figures are available, broken down by grade.

Photo of Bridget Prentice Bridget Prentice Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs

The following table details how many security officers were employed in each location on the Northern Ireland courts estate in the last three years.

Full-time equivalent
Staff at March:
2005 2006 2007
Grade Supervisor Guard Supervisor Guard Supervisor Guard
Antrim 1 15 1 13.5 1 13.5
Armagh 1 5.5 1 5.5 1 5.5
Ballymena 1 11.5 1 10.5 1 10.5
Bangor 0 2 0 2 0 2
Banbridge 0 3 0 3 0 0
Royal Courts of Justice 2 27 2 26 2 26
Old Townhall 1 12 1 11.5 1 11.5
Laganside Courts 1 37 1 37 1 37
Headline Building 0 3 0 3 0 3
Coleraine 1 7.5 1 7.5 1 7.5
Craigavon 1 12.5 1 12 1 12
Downpatrick 1 11.5 1 11 1 11
Dungannon 1 12 1 12 1 12
Enniskillen 1 5 1 5 1 5
Larne 0 1 0 1 0 1
Limavady 0 1 0 1 0 1
Lisburn 1 5 1 5 1 5
Londonderry 1 15.5 1 15.5 1 15.5
Magherafelt 0 1 0 1 0 1
Mays Chambers 0 0 0 0 0 3
Newry 1 14 1 13 1 14
Newtownards 1 6.5 1 6.5 1 6.5
Omagh 1 11 1 11 1 11
Strabane 1 3.5 1 3.5 1 3.5
Total 241 235 236

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