Prisons: Staff

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 18th July 2017.

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Photo of Yvonne Fovargue Yvonne Fovargue Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of how many staff are employed in a 1,300-capacity category C prison (a) directly and (b) in the supply chain.

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

The following are the current 1,300-capacity category C prisons:

Latest figures on the number of staff directly employed at HMP Highpoint (which is a public sector prison) can be found in HM Prison and Probation Service annual workforce statistics bulletin in table 12 at:

Latest figures on the number of staff employed at HM Prison Oakwood, and HM Prison Northumberland (which are privately operated prisons) are as follows:

Full-time equivalent staff in post, June 2017

HM Prison Oakwood


HM Prison Northumberland


HM Prison and Young Offender Institution Parc


We do not hold figures on the number of staff employed as part of a supply chain.

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