HC Deb 02 July 1982 vol 26 c397W
Mr. Dubs

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has any plans to increase the number of prison officers; and how they are to be deployed.

Mr. Mayhew

Yes. The recruitment, selection, and training of prison officers is being expanded in the current year to ensure that the prison service is brought fully up to the increased ceiling for which financial provision has been made. The additional officers will be deployed to relieve the greatest pressures in existing establishments and to enable new accommodation to be brought into use.