Prison Officer Safety Debate

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Department: Ministry of Justice

Prison Officer Safety
David Hanson Excerpts
Tuesday 23rd April 2019

(11 months, 2 weeks ago)

Commons Chamber
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Ministry of Justice
Rory Stewart Parliament Live - Hansard
23 Apr 2019, 3:17 p.m.

We now have 4,300 additional prison officers, which is the highest level since 2012.

David Hanson (Delyn) (Lab) Hansard
23 Apr 2019, 3:17 p.m.

What about 2010?

Rory Stewart Parliament Live - Hansard
23 Apr 2019, 3:17 p.m.

We have fewer officers than in 2010. There was a reduction from 2010 to 2012, but we have now turned that around, with the 4,300 extra officers, meaning we can now roll out the key worker programme, which is central, as it means we have the ratios we need to have one prison officer allied with four prisoners to make sure we deliver the work on rehabilitation.