National Tactical Response Group

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 6th November 2018.

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Photo of Lord Bradley Lord Bradley Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times the National Offenders Management Service's National Tactical Response Group was deployed in (1) 2017, and (2) 2018 to date.

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

The National Tactical Response Group (NTRG) provides additional support staff or resources to prisons to help them deal with a variety of incidents. The figures provided include incidents where the situation was resolved locally prior to National Tactical Response Groups arrival

In 2017 and 2018, NTRG were deployed the following times:

2017 – 547

2018 – 475*

*data accurate up to 31/8/18, the most recently available data

Note, this figures include deployments to Immigration Removal Centres as required.

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