Political News Updates

13.05.2014

Prison Governors

Sadiq Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prison governors were in post in England and Wales of each (a) gender, (b) religion or faith, (c) ethnicity and (d) grade on 1 March in each of the last five years. [193203]

Jeremy Wright: The information requested as at 31 March 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 can be found in the following tables. Information on religion has only been available since 31 March 2013. These are the closest publication dates to the dates requested. Information relates to public sector prisons only. The equalities data for privately contracted prisons is not provided. This is because the public sector equality duty that they are subject to does not extend to a requirement for them to provide this equalities information.

 

Table: Number of prison governors in post in public sector prisons in England and Wales, broken down by gender, 31 March 2009 to 2013

Gender

March 2009

March 2010

March 2011

March 2012

March 2013

Female

30

30

30

30

30

Male

100

90

90

80

80

Grand total

130

120

120

110

110

 

Table: Number of prison governors in post in public sector prisons in England and Wales, broken down by religion, 31 March 2013

Religion

March 2013

Christian

20

No Religion

Unknown

90

Total

110

Note: Data on prison governors broken down by religion is not available prior to 31 March 2013.

 

Table: Number of prison governors in post in public sector prisons in England and Wales, broken down by ethnicity, 31 March 2009 to 2013

Ethnicity

March 2009

March 2010

March 2011

March 2012

March 2013

BME

10

10

White

130

110

110

100

100

No data

10

Grand total

130

120

120

110

110