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Prison Officers: Recruitment

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 26th June 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Eaton Baroness Eaton Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prison officers have been recruited for England and Wales by the Ministry of Justice since October 2016.

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

Between 1 November 2016 and 31 March 2018, 6,268 band 3-5 prison officers joined Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service.

The latest set of workforce statistics covering the period to 31 March 2018 is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/her-majestys-prison-and-probation-service-workforce-quarterly-march-2018.

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