Prison Officers (Hansard, 16 January 1997)
HC Deb 16 January 1997 vol 288 cc374-7W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prison officers have taken retirement under the new voluntary early retirement and severance scheme; and if he will indicate the numbers for each prison in England and Wales and the officers that have left that prison under this system. [10772]

Miss Widdcombe

Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Richard Tilt to Mr. Tom Cox, dated 16 January 1997: The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question about the numbers of prison officers who have taken retirement under the VERSE scheme. The total number of prison officers who have left to date under VERSE is 727. This is broken down as follows:
Number
Prison Auxiliary 5
Prison Officer 404
Prison Officer (Works) 25
Prison Officer Instructor 8
Senior Officer 139
Senior Officer (Works) 14
Senior Officer Instructor 3
Principal Officer 129

The information by establishment that you requested is given in the attached tables and I have arranged for copies to be placed in the Library.

Grade ESTAB Total Prison auxiliary Prison officer Prison officer (works) Prison officer instructor Senior officer Senior officer (works) Senior officer instructor Principal officer
Acklington 6 2 2 2
Albany 7 2 1 3 1
Aldington 2 2
Ashwell 3 2 1
Askham
Grange 5 4 1
Aylesbury 2 1 1
Bedford 8 1 1 5 1
Belmarsh 2 1 1
Birmingham 31 1 20 1 6 3
Blantyre House 3 2 1
Blundeston 1 1
Brinsford 9 3 5 1
Bristol 2 1 1
Brixton 29 22 3 1 3
Bullingdon 9 5 1 1 1 1
Bullwood Hall 2 1 1
Camp Hill 8 3 1 1 3
Canterbury 7 4 1 1 1
Cardiff 3 2 1
Castington 1 1
Channings
Wood 1 1
Chelmsford 12 8 2 2
Coldingley 2 1 1
Dartmoor 8 5 1 1 1
Deerbolt 2 1 1
Dorchester 6 4 1 1
Dover 7 5 2
Downview 1 1
Drake Hall 4 2 1 1
Durham 11 7 1 3
Eastwood Park 1 1
Erlestoke 2 1 1
Everthorpe 5 2 1 1 1
Exeter 14 7 2 3 2
Featherstone 2 1 1
Feltham 2 1 1
Finnamore wood 4 2 1 1
Ford 14 9 3 1 1
Frankland 19 12 2 1 4
Full Sutton 21 15 4 2
Garth 6 1 4 1
Gartree 5 2 1 2
Glen Parva 17 7 1 5 4
Gloucester 5 4 1
Grendon 6 3 2 1
Guys Marsh 5 2 1 2
Haslar 4 4
Hatfield 3 1 2
Haverigg 10 4 1 2 3
Hewell Grange 1 1
Highpoint 4 1 1 2
Hindley 4 2 2
Hollesley Bay 1 1
Holloway 2 1 1
Holme House 3 1 1 I
Hull 10 6 1 2 1
Huntercombe 3 2 1
Kingston 7 3 3
Kirkham 2 1 1
Kirklevington 2 2
Lancaster
Castle 2 1 1
Lancaster
Farms 6 2 2 1 1
Latchmere
House 5 3 1 1
Leeds 24 15 1 1 1 6
Leicester 5 2 2 1
Lewes 9 5 2 2

Grade ESTAB Total Prison auxiliary Prison officer Prison officer (works) Prison officer instructor Senior officer Senior officer (works) Senior officer instructor Principal officer
Leyhill 1 1
Lilleshall (PE) 2 2
Lincoln 17 10 4 3
Lindholme 12 8 3 1
Littlehey 8 4 4
Liverpool 1 1
Long Lartin 6 1 2 2 1
Low Newton 11 5 4 1 1
Maidstone 4 3 1
Moorland 13 9 1 2 1
The Mount 2 1 1
New Hall 1 1
North Sea
Camp 2 2
Northallerton 6 3 1 2
Norwich 14 13 1
Nottingham 6 5 1
Parkhurst 13 8 3 1 1
Pentonville 1 1
Portland 3 1 2
Preston 1 1
Ranby 4 2 1 1
Reading 2 1 1
Risley 3 3
Rochester 5 3 1 1
Send 1 1
Shepton Mallet 2 1 1
Shrewsbury 6 5 1
Stafford 8 5 1 2
Standford Hill 5 2 2 1
Stocken 3 2 1
Stoke Heath 1 1
Styal 1 1
Sudbury 7 1 2 1 2 1
Swaleside 1 1
Swansea 3 1 2
Swinfen Hall 5 2 3
Thorn Cross 3 3
Usk 2 2
The Verne 1 1
Wakefield 28 15 9 4
Wandsworth 28 18 2 1 7
Wayland 5 2 1 2
Wealstun 6 1 2 1 2
Wellingboro' 2 1 1
Wetherby 1 1
Whatton 2 2
Whitemoor 1 1
Winchester 15 9 4 2
Wormwood
Scrubs 19 10 3 6
Wymott 4 2 1 1
Totals 727 5 404 25 8 139 14 3 129

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