HC Deb 18 February 1987 vol 110 c638W
Mr. Tom Cox

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the average salary earned by prison officers in 1986; and what percentage of this salary was made up by the working of overtime.

Mr. Mellor

In the financial year 1986–87 a basic grade prison officer with five years' service will have earned an average of £14,220. Overtime, at an average of just under 16 hours per week, will account for 37 per cent. of this amount. In addition, officers not occupying a rent-free quarter will have received a housing allowance of £1,330.

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