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Prison Officers: Recruitment

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 910449, tabled on 23 April 2019

What progress his Department has made on recruiting 2,500 new prison officers.

Answered on

23 April 2019

We have met our target to recruit an additional 2,500 prison officers ahead of schedule; at the end of December 2018 we had a net increase of 4,767 FTE Band 3 to 5 prison officers since we began at the end of October 2016.

It is the highest number of officers in post since 31 March 2012.

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