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Wakefield Prison: Pepper Spray

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 277743, tabled on 16 July 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timeframe is for the (a) commencement of training on the use of PAVA spray and (b) roll-out of PAVA spray to staff in HMP Wakefield.

Answered on

23 July 2019

HMP Wakefield have had their initial readiness assessment visit on the 26th June, following this they are required to provide a local training plan which will outline a timeframe for them to complete local training of staff.

The readiness assessment and training plan will require sign-off by their Prison Group Director and the Project Sponsor to ensure it is realistic and achievable. Once sign-off is provided training will commence.