Ministry of Justice: Public Bodies

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

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Labour, Hornsey and Wood Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff at (a) HM Inspectorate of Prisons, (b) HM Inspectorate of Probation, (c) HM Prison Service, (d) HM Prison and Probation Service and (e) Prison Service Pay Review body that work (i) inside and (ii) outside Greater London are paid at a rate below the Real Living Wage.

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

Holding answer received on 22 January 2019

It is not a legal requirement for employers to pay at least the Real living wage. However, all MoJ employees are paid at least the National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage.

0 staff inside London and 0 staff outside London employed by HM Inspectorate of Prisons are paid a rate below the Real Living Wage of £9.00 per hour

0 staff inside London and 0 staff outside London employed by HM Inspectorate of Probation are paid a rate below the Real Living Wage of £9.00 per hour

0 staff inside London and 420 staff outside London employed by HMPPS in the Prison Service only are paid a rate below the Real Living Wage of £9.00 per hour

0 staff inside London and 548 staff outside London employed by HMPPS in the Prison Service and Probation Service only are paid a rate below the Real Living Wage of £9.00 per hour

All members of the Prison Service Pay Review Body are independent Board Members and are not civil servants or employees of the MoJ. The Prison Service Pay Review Body does not employ any staff.

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