To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the prison officer to prison ratio was in each prison in each month since May 2010.
Staffing levels are being reviewed prison by prison as part of a ‘benchmarking approach’.
Benchmarking has been agreed with the unions and the NAO has commented that the wider strategy for the prison estate is the most coherent and comprehensive for many years. It delivers efficiencies while ensuring that public sector prisons operate safely, decently and securely.
Benchmarking optimises the skills of staff by introducing new ways of working and puts all prison officers in prisoner facing roles.
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