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Birmingham Prison

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 174055, tabled on 12 September 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the prison population of HMP Birmingham has been in each month since May 2010.

Answered on

15 October 2018

HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) has (since 20 August) exercised its right under the contract to step in and take over the running of HMP Birmingham for an initial period of six months. This ‘step in’ action means that we can provide additional resources and support to the prison in order to directly address the areas of failure identified, and can subsequently recover the cost of doing so from G4S in accordance with the terms of the contract.

We have already allocated experienced HM Prison and Probation Service officers to bolster existing staffing at HMP Birmingham, and an initial 32 experienced public sector officers have begun working at the prison. We are also strengthening the management team and reducing the prison’s capacity.

This table provides the numbers of National Offender Management Service staff (full time equivalent), in post at HMP Birmingham by Grade, at 31 March 2010

HM Prison Service: Operational

D-A Grades Bands 9-11 / Senior Managers

3.00

F and E Grades Bands 6-8 / Managers

13.00

Band 5 / Principal Officer

22.79

Band 4 / Senior Officer

70.21

Band 3-4 / Prison Officer (incl specialists)

385.49

HM Prison Reserves (included above)

0.00

Band 2 / Operational Support

103.69

Operational Total

598.18

HM Prison Service: Non Operational

Senior Civil Servant

0.00

Bands 9-11 / Senior Managers

0.00

Bands 6-8 / Managers

12.00

Band 4 / Executive Officer

8.00

Band 3 / Administrative Officer

50.55

Band 2 / Administrative Assistant

1.00

Other Admin

3.00

Instructional Officer

2.00

Psychology

2.00

Chaplaincy

5.00

Industrial / Facilities

51.00

Other and Unknown Grades*

2.02

Non Operational Total

136.57

Grand Total

734.75

*Other and unknown grades include more unusual grades and a small number of staff where the grade was not recorded at the time the data was extracted.

This table provides the numbers of funded staff in place at HMP Birmingham as of 1 August 2018. Further support was provided on 20 August 2018 by tornado teams, two members of staff on secondment and one further staff member on detached duty.

01st August 2018

Funded Places

Director (C2)

1

Deputy Director (D1)

1

Functional Heads (D2)

7

Manager (E1)

16.8

Manger (E2)

62

Prison Custody Officer

302

Operational Support Grade

68.5

F grade & others

46.7

Total

505

Information relating to prison population is published regularly including figures for HMP Birmingham can be found at the following link;

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/prisons-and-probation-statistics

Figures for the population of HMP Birmingham taken at the end of each month from May 2010 May until June 2018 are included in this table. It should be noted that the figures in this table have been drawn from administrative IT systems which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Jan

-

1445

1439

1327

1445

1412

1449

928

1317

Feb

-

1445

1453

1407

1443

1441

1460

916

1315

Mar

-

1426

1465

1391

1440

1434

1431

911

1290

Apr

-

1443

1452

1379

1413

1434

1411

1006

1304

May

1438

1471

1442

1397

1434

1432

1451

1221

1247

Jun

1475

1459

1443

1385

1433

1434

1427

1417

1222

Jul

1428

1462

1449

1390

1430

1438

1431

1426

-

Aug

1463

1453

1453

1396

1399

1432

1445

1440

-

Sep

1450

1464

1438

1449

1448

1440

1445

1412

-

Oct

1443

1492

1423

1431

1433

1437

1470

1447

-

Nov

1442

1448

1423

1437

1420

1449

1470

1432

-

Dec

1420

1404

1414

1357

1391

1429

915

1271

-