Prison Officers: Recruitment

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

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Photo of Kirstene Hair Kirstene Hair Conservative, Angus

What progress his Department has made on recruiting 2,500 new prison officers.

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

We have met our target to recruit an additional 2,500 prison officers ahead of schedule; at the end of December 2018 we had a net increase of 4,767 FTE Band 3 to 5 prison officers since we began at the end of October 2016.

It is the highest number of officers in post since 31 March 2012.

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