Political News Updates

11 Mar 2016

Parliamentary Briefing - Prison Smoking Ban

It has long been POA policy to see a full smoking ban introduced across all prisons throughout England and Wales. We believe that this is a health and safety issue and that staff and offenders in our prisons should not be exposed to second hand smoke.

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11 Mar 2016

Parliamentary Briefing - Prison Reform

The Prime Ministerís announcement on 8th February 2016 on Prison Reform was, in the opinion of the POA, full of welcome intentions and bereft of detail as to how they were to be delivered.

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11 Mar 2016

Parliamentary Briefing - Prison Reform - Technology

The POA have been a major supporter for the introduction of new technology into our prison system. We have called for and supported the trials of body-worn cameras by staff.

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10 Mar 2016

Prison Service Pay Review Body Recommendations 2016

Following the publication of the PSPRB 2015 report, the POA membership, through a vote at its 2015 Annual Delegate Conference, instructed the National Executive Committee not to give either written or oral evidence to the Review Body.

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19 Feb 2016

Parliamentary Briefing - David Cameronís Prison Reforms

The Prime Ministers announcement on 8th February 2016 on Prison Reform was, in the opinion of the POA, full of welcome intentions and bereft of detail as to how they were to be delivered.

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15 Jan 2016

Parliamentary Briefing - Justice Select Committee Ė Prison Safety

The recent Justice Select Committee Report has considered the Governmentís response to the deterioration in prison safety from 2012.

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14 Jan 2016

Parliamentary Questions: December 2015

Please find the Parliamentary Questions for December 2015 attached.

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18 Nov 2015

Parliamentary Questions: November 2015

Please find the Parliamentary Questions for November 2015 attached.

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30 Jul 2015

Parliamentary Questions: July 2015

Please find the Parliamentary Questions for July 2015 attached.

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21 Jul 2015

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.

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