Prisons: Sexual Harassment

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 21st June 2018.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Labour/Co-operative, Liverpool, Wavertree

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many allegations of (a) sexual assault and (b) harassment by staff have been made by inmates in prisons in each of the last five years.

Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The information requested could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) takes a zero-tolerance approach to any form of abuse and all HMPPS staff are expected to meet high standards of professional and personal conduct. Failure to maintain the required standards will lead to formal action.

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