Political News Updates

24.06.2014

Prisons: Staff

Mr Raab: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the per capita spending on prison officers was in England and Wales in each of the last five years. [201042]
Jeremy Wright: Information on the average total salary cost, including national insurance and pension contributions, of a prison officer as at 31 March each year since 2010, is contained in the following table:

Mean annual pay cost of prison officers, including employer national insurance and pension contributions, as at 31 March 2010 to 2014

 

Mean annual pay cost (nominal)

2010

32,747

2011

34,024

2012

34,951

2013

35,608

2014

36,157

The pay costs shown are for band 3 prison officers and their equivalents and include basic salary and local pay allowance where applicable.