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Prison Officers: Pay

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 143596, tabled on 21 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of granting a pay rise to prison officers.

Answered on

30 March 2022

Prison Officer pay rates are reviewed annually through the Prison Service Pay Review Body (PSPRB) process. The PSPRB process for 2022/23 is currently underway.

When considering our proposals to the Prison Service Pay Review Body (PSPRB) we carefully consider the expected impact on recruitment, retention and staff morale of any proposed pay award. We have recently submitted our evidence to the PSPRB for the coming pay round which proposes a pay award for all Prison Officers.

PSPRB information be found on the Gov UK website at: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/prison-services-pay-review-body.