Wormwood Scrubs Prison

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 21st October 2015.

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Photo of Lord Trefgarne Lord Trefgarne Chair, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, Chair, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the latest figure for (1) the number of prisoners being held at HMP Wormwood Scrubs, and (2) the number of prison officers normally available for duty at that prison.

Photo of Lord Faulks Lord Faulks The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

There were 1,261 prisoners held at HMP Wormwood Scrubs on Friday 25 September 2015.

There were 230 full-time equivalent Band 3-5 Prison Officers employed HMP Wormwood Scrubs as at 30 June 2015. The staff number is rounded to the nearest 10 in line with how published figures are presented.

Individual prison population and capacity information for every prison in England and Wales (such as HMP Wormwood Scrubs) as well as the total population and useable capacity of the prison estate is published monthly on gov.uk in the prison population statistics.

Information on staffing can also be found on gov.uk in our NOMS workforce statistics.

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