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Prison Officers: Vacancies

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 54924, tabled on 25 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information her Department holds on the average number of applicants received for prison officer vacancies.

Answered on

24 January 2017

A core part of our prison safety and reform plan is the recruitment of an additional 2,500 additional prison officers. In 10 of our most challenging prisons we have already started a recruitment programme. I am pleased to say that we have already made over 300 job offers for those 400 jobs, on top of 1,400 new officers appointed in the last 12 months.

The information requested is not held centrally.