Prison Service

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 23rd February 2015.

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Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Shadow Minister (London), Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

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.

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

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.

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