Prison Service: West Midlands

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 27th January 2015.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers staffed prisons in the West Midlands in each of the last five years.

Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The number of full time equivalent prison officers who staffed public sector prisons in West Midlands as at 31 March, 2010 - 2014 can be found in the table below. National Offender Management Service is not responsible for staff numbers in the contracted estate, and does not routinely hold these figures centrally.

Table: Number of Full Time Equivalent Officers in West Midland Prisons as at 31 March, 2010-2014

Year

Band 3-4 / Prison Officer (incl specialists)

Band 4 / Supervising Officer

Band 5 / Custodial Managers

All Officers

2010

1570

310

80

1960

2011

1540

290

80

1900

2012

1130

230

40

1400

2013

1060

210

40

1310

2014

850

100

80

1030

Note: The large reduction in Officers in 2012 was due to the transfer of HMP Birmingham from the public sector to a private contractor.

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