Prisons: Staff

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 13th June 2022.

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Photo of Ellie Reeves Ellie Reeves Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will provide details of the ethnicity of prison staff, broken down by each (a) prison and (b) ethnic group.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The figures for the number of Public Sector Prison and Youth Custody Estate staff in post are published and available in Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service’s workforce quarterly publication. The latest figures can be found here in Table 5a and b of HMPPS workforce statistics bulletin: March 2022 tables:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/her-majestys-prison-and-probation-service-workforce-quarterly-march-2022.

This publication provides headline statistics at an organisational, group/division level. We are not able to break this down further to establishment level.

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