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Prisons: Staff

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 23rd January 2019.

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Photo of Liz Saville-Roberts Liz Saville-Roberts Shadow PC Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Women and Equalities) , Plaid Cymru Westminster Leader, Shadow PC Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison staff have been deployed as part of the 10 Prisons Programme from other areas of the prison estate; and if he will list those numbers of staff by prison they have been deployed from.

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

Holding answer received on 22 January 2019

When we need temporary deployment of experienced or specialist staff, we have in place a well-established Detached Duty scheme which ensures the prisons sending staff have the necessary resources to do so safely.

As an extension of this scheme, we are planning to temporarily transfer 31 staff members from the wider prison estate to support the 10 Prisons Project. The supporting prisons were identified as those best placed to assist based on a risk-assessment of resource levels.

We have also provided additional funding for several additional staff in the 10 Prisons to lead their Drugs Strategies, improve searching and work with extra drug-detection dogs that we’ve provided.

A list of prisons providing supporting staff to the 10 Prisons Project is provided below:

Prison

No. supplied

Brinsford

1

Buckley Hall

1

Bullingdon

1

Cardiff

2

Dartmoor

1

Eastwood Park

1

Erlestoke

1

Frankland

1

Full Sutton

1

Garth

1

Gartree

1

Grendon & Springhill

1

Hatfield

1

Highpoint

1

Holme House

1

Lancaster Farms

1

Leicester

1

Lincoln

1

Littlehey

1

Maidstone

1

Manchester

1

Preston

1

Risley

1

Stafford

1

Stocken

1

Stoke Heath

1

Wakefield

1

Whatton

1

Whitemoor

1

Wymott

1

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