Prison Service: Vacancies

Ministry of Justice written question – answered at on 24 January 2017.

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Photo of Karen Lumley Karen Lumley Conservative, Redditch

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information her Department holds on the average number of applicants received for prison officer vacancies.

Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

A core part of our prison safety and reform plan is the recruitment of an additional 2,500 additional prison officers. In 10 of our most challenging prisons we have already started a recruitment programme. I am pleased to say that we have already made over 300 job offers for those 400 jobs, on top of 1,400 new officers appointed in the last 12 months.

The information requested is not held centrally.

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