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Justice written question – answered on 25th June 2014.

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Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab Conservative, Esher and Walton

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the per capita spending on prison officers was in England and Wales in each of the last five years.

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

Information on the average total salary cost, including national insurance and pension contributions, of a prison officer as at 31 March each year since 2010, is contained in the following table:

Mean annual pay cost of prison officers, including employer national insurance and pension contributions, as at 31 March 2010 to 2014
  Mean annual pay cost (nominal)
2010 32,747
2011 34,024
2012 34,951
2013 35,608
2014 36,157

The pay costs shown are for band 3 prison officers and their equivalents and include basic salary and local pay allowance where applicable.

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