Prisons: Education

Treasury written question – answered on 11 May 2023.

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Photo of Mary Foy Mary Foy Labour, City of Durham

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Prisons of 28 March 2023, Official Report, column 811 on Prison Education, whether the Fair Deal pensions policy will apply to staff working for education providers that are classified as public sector bodies.

Photo of John Glen John Glen The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The New Fair Deal policy introduced in 2013 does not apply to Further Education providers. Following the recent ONS reclassification of FE colleges as public sector bodies, this policy is under review.

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