Prison Officers: Labour Turnover

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 29th March 2018.

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Photo of Lord Browne of Belmont Lord Browne of Belmont DUP

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many new recruits have left the Prison Service in each of the last two years.

Photo of Lord Keen of Elie Lord Keen of Elie The Advocate-General for Scotland, Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice)

The number Prison Service staff who have left the service, by length of service, in the last two years is provided below.

Table 1: HMPPS staff who have left the Prison Service, by length of service1, in the 12 months to December 2016 and 12 months to December 2017

Completed years of service

12 months to December 2016

12 months to December 2017

0

461

682

1

397

319

2

76

288

3

40

59

4

49

25

5-9

523

363

10-14

532

507

15-19

271

266

20-24

290

208

25-29

269

258

30+

167

163

Total

3,075

3,138

1Length of service in HMPPS calculated from most recent hire date. Where staff have transferred in from another Government Department or have transferred in through HMPPS taking over a function, length of service is calculated from entry to HMPPS.

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