Prison Officers: Recruitment

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 26th September 2019.

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Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what additional funding was allocated for the recruitment of additional prison officers his Department’s 2019-20 Main Estimate Memorandum.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Since October 2016 we have recruited over 4,700 additional prison officers with extra funding provided by the Treasury for 2,500 of these. While no further funding has been specifically provided for this purpose in 2019/20 by the Treasury, prison officer recruitment continues and is being funded from the Prison Service budget in 2019/20.

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