HC Deb 26 May 1966 vol 729 c130W
54. Mr. Woodnutt

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many men and women joined the Prison Service and how many prison officers left the Service, respectively, during the year ended 31st December, 1965; and how many cases of assault took place in Her Majesty's Prisons during the same period.

Miss Bacon

438 established men and 40 established women officers were appointed to the prison service, and 295 men and 35 women officers retired or resigned. 43 offence of gross personal violence to officers in prisons were dealt with under the Prison Rules; the total number of assaults of all kinds so dealt with in prisons was 750.