Prison Officers: Employment

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 30th 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, how many prison officers were employed in each high-security prison in each quarter since 2010.

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

The number of prison officers that were employed in each high-security prison in each quarter from 30 March 2010 to 30 June 2019 is provided in the attached table.

We have recruited more than 4,700 additional prison officers since October 2016 and across the estate staffing levels are now at their highest since 2012.

Table (Excel SpreadSheet, 24.18 KB)

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