Prisoners: Veterans

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 21st October 2020.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison staff have had Veterans in Custody Scheme training, in each prison in England and Wales.

Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether prison staff who have had Veterans in Custody Scheme training in England and Wales are able to access (a) protected working time for work with veterans in custody and (b) additional pay for their work with veterans in custody.

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

We do not hold details on the number of prison staff trained in the Veterans in Custody Scheme. Specialist training is available to all staff, developed externally by the Probation Institute and military charities, focusing on the particular needs of veterans.

Prison governors have responsibility for coordinating activities in prisons and are responsible for creating a safe rehabilitative environment for all those in their care. This includes running a Veterans in Custody Scheme where there is an identified need.

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