Prison Service

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 16th January 2015.

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Photo of Fiona Mactaggart Fiona Mactaggart Labour, Slough

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers (a) work in each prison and (b) are authorised to work in each prison at the latest date for which figures are available.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Home Department, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Information on the number of prison officers working in each pubic sector prison is published in the National Offender Management Service Workforce Statistics Bulletin (table 10). The bulletin can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-offender-management-service-workforce-statistics

All members of staff have the appropriate authorisation to work in prisons.

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