To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers who have received severance or redundancy packages since May 2010, have subsequently been re-employed as prison officers.
50 prison officers who received a severance package since May 2010 have subsequently been re-employed as prison officers (up to 30 September 2014). The majority of the officers who have been re-employed have returned on a fixed-term basis as part of the HM Prison Service Reserves, which has been established to support capacity changes and fluctuations in staffing numbers. In total less than 1% of the officers who received a severance package since May 2010 have returned to work for NOMS.
This figure is rounded to the nearest 10, in line with the departmental policy for presenting staffing data.