Maximum Security Prisons: Staff

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 12th September 2017.

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Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Labour, Chesterfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many members of staff have been employed in each high security prison in each year since 2010.

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

The government has committed to recruit a net increase of 2500 prison officers by December 2018. In addition to the recruitment activity to fill these 2500 new posts, there is ongoing recruitment activity to fill current vacancies, and vacancies which arise due to retention rates of existing staff.

The number of staff employed in each high security prison is provided in the table below.

Number of HMPPS staff (FTE) employed in high security prisons, 2010-2017

31 March 2010

31 March 2011

31 March 2012

31 March 2013

31 March 2014

31 March 2015

31 March 2016

31 March 2017

30 June 2017

Belmarsh

891

839

820

773

695

628

598

566

553

Frankland

961

937

896

860

801

760

703

713

732

Full Sutton

735

724

698

660

622

620

552

545

559

Long Lartin

683

665

650

656

611

576

534

505

495

Manchester

845

832

795

788

689

683

645

644

670

Wakefield

715

692

650

635

568

527

501

484

491

Whitemoor

738

720

674

658

599

564

535

509

512

Woodhill

734

728

700

667

585

546

566

580

575

Grand Total

6,303

6,138

5,882

5,697

5,171

4,904

4,633

4,546

4,587

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