Political News Updates

21.07.2015

Prison Service: Labour Turnover

Prison Service: Labour Turnover

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers (a) were recruited to and (b) left the Prison Service in each month since January 2014.

Answered by: Andrew Selous
Answered on: 15 July 2015


Information on the number of band 3 to 5 prison officers that were recruited to the Prison Service in each month since January 2014 is shown in the table below. The recruitment figures include existing National Offender Management Service staff of other grades who become officers during the period.


Table: Prison Officer joiners and leavers to the Prison Service by month, January 2014 to March 2015

 

 

Month

Joiners (including internal candidates)

Leavers

2014

Jan

40

300

 

Feb

30

110

 

Mar

30

140

 

Jun

30

90

 

May

40

100

 

Jun

60

120

 

Jul

40

110

 

Aug

100

110

 

Sep

230

140

 

Oct

220

120

 

Nov

110

140

 

Dec

10

120

2015

Jan

360

120

 

Feb

330

100

 

Mar

170

110

Total

 

1810

1910

 

All figures are rounded to the nearest 10, with numbers ending in 5 rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias. As with all HR databases, extracts are taken at a fixed point in time, to ensure consistency of reporting. The database itself is dynamic however, and where updates to the database are made subsequent to the taking of the extract, these updates will not be reflected in figures produced by the extract. For this reason, HR data are unlikely to be precisely accurate, and to present unrounded figures would be to overstate the accuracy of the figures. Rounding to 10 accurately depicts the level of certainty that is held with these figures