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, pursuant to the Answer of 30 July 2019 to Question 280425, whether funding for the additional prison officers recruited is from (a) existing funding from his Department or (b) additional funding from the public purse.

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

Additional funding announced by the Secretary of State in November 2016, for an additional 2,500 prison officer posts, was agreed with HM Treasury as part of the Autumn Statement 2016.

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