Prison Service: Dismissal

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 3rd April 2018.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2018 to Question 128599, what the grounds were for each of the 419 cases of dismissal of Band 2 to 5 staff from prisons in England and Wales in 2017.

Photo of Phillip Lee Phillip Lee The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The number of band 2-5 staff in the Prison Service in England and Wales who have been dismissed in 2017, by reason are provided in the table below:

Table 1: Number of band 2-5 staff in the Prison Service who have been dismissed, by reason, January - December 2017

Headcount of staff



Unsatisfactory Attendance/Medical Efficiency1


Poor Performance






1 Since January 2017, information regarding dismissals as a result of medical inefficiencies have been recorded as unsatisfactory attendances. Therefore, these categories have been combined.

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