Prison Service: Labour Turnover

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 28th October 2020.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the effect on retention of experienced prison staff of instances where the payment of a market supplement to new staff makes new staff better remunerated.

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

The market supplement was introduced in 2017 in 32 prisons and is being paid to all Band 3 Prison Officers on the Fair and Sustainable pay structures to ensure that new recruits are not better remunerated than our experienced staff.

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