National Offender Management Service: Pay

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 28th October 2015.

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Photo of Ian Lavery Ian Lavery Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (Trade Unions and Civil Society)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost was of (a) overtime payments, (b) required hours allowance, (c) Payment Plus, (d) constant watch, (e) bedwatch, (f) tornado, (g) dirty protest, (h) unsocial hours working payments and (i) additional committed hours within NOMS 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 table below shows total cost in respect of overtime payments; payment plus; bedwatch; and tornado for financial years 2010-11 to 2014-15. The overtime payments includes all NOMS staff.

Financial Years

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Payments made to NOMS staff

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

Overtime

10.5

9.4

9.2

8.2

11.1

Bedwatches

15.2

14.7

14.9

15.3

14.2

Tornado

0.5

0.3

0.2

0.4

0.5

Payment Plus

33.9

31.3

30.2

30.3

38.1

To note within the table:

1. The figures have been drawn fromour central accounting system, andalthough care is taken when processing and analysingreturns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system

Information in respect of : required hours allowance; constant watch; dirty protest; unsocial hours working payments; and, additional committed hours is not held separately in the National Offender Management Service’s central accounting system.

The recent recruitment campaign has led to the recruitment of 2,230 new prison officers in the 12 months ending 30 June 2015. This should in turn result in less reliance on Payment Plus.

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