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Prison Governors: Length of Service

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL10279, tabled on 12 November 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of prison governors have stayed in post for more than (1) two, and (2) three years.

Answered on

26 November 2020

As at 30th June 2020, 48% of prison governors had stayed in their current post for more than two years, and 39% had stayed in their current post for more than three years.

To note, this includes substantive band 10-11 Governing Governors only and does not include any deputy governors who may be filling the role on a temporary promotion.