Prison Service

Justice written question – answered on 8th May 2014.

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

The monthly staff turnover rate is calculated as leavers divided by number of staff in post at the beginning of the month. Figures on staff turnover are shown in the following table:

Staff turnover rate at (i) High Down and (ii) all Prison Service establishments in England and Wales, between September and December 2013
Prison Service establishment Month Leavers (number) Staff in post (number) Turnover rate (percentage)
High Down September 2013 40 430 9.5
  October 2013 10 430 2.1
  November 2013 1 380 0.3
  December 2013 1 380 0.0
All prisons September 2013 1,270 43,630 2.9
  October 2013 440 43,500 1.0
  November 2013 320 42,320 0.8
  December 2013 330 42,560 0.8
1 Denotes suppressed values of 5 or fewer. Low numbers are suppressed, in conjunction with the rounding policy in line with the Department’s policy for presenting staffing statistics. Notes: 1. Staffing numbers, which are derived from a dynamic administrative system, have been rounded to the nearest 10 to reflect the level of uncertainty in the figures. 2. Staff turnover rates include staff on both fixed-term and permanent contracts. 3. Information on staff turnover is available only up to December 2013.

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