Prison Governors

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 26th October 2020.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many district governors there are in the prison system; and what average pay rise those district governors have received in the last three years.

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

Average increases for governor grades in public sector prisons in each of the last three years were:

Number of Awards

Average Increase (£)

2020/21

Prison Group Directors

N/A

N/A

Governor (Band 11)

77

£3,437

Governor (Band 10)

45

£3,523

2019/20

Prison Group Directors

17

£800

Governor (Band 11)

73

£3,501

Governor (Band 10)

38

£3,047

2018/19

Prison Group Directors

7

£540

Governor (Band 11)

66

£3,411

Governor (Band 10)

43

£2,900

As senior civil servants salaries for Prison Group Directors (PGDs) are set by the Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB). Increases for other Governor grades are determined through the independent Prison Service Pay Review Body process. No figures are available for 2020/21 as SCS pay awards have not yet been implemented.

Staff numbers based on staff in post as at 31st March who received a pay award that year.

Staff who had left prior to pay award being implemented each year are excluded from figures.

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