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Prisoner Corruption Unit

Justice written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Shadow Minister (London), Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many full-time equivalent officials worked in the prison corruption unit on 1 June (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The number of staff in the corruption prevention unit has increased since this Government came to office.

The information has been provided in the following table.

As at 1 June: Number of full-time equivalent officials
2010 12.15
2011 10.15
2012 15.98
2013 15.98

Corruption in the Prison Service is not acceptable and it will be sought out and prevented. This Government is committed to ensuring that the agencies are free from corruption and that those who do commit illegal acts are dealt with swiftly and reported to the prosecuting authorities.

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