HC Deb 13 July 1989 vol 156 cc637-8W
24. Mr. Hinchliffe

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the staffing levels in top security prisons following the implementation of fresh start.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

As at 1 June 1989 the number of officers (including principal and senior officers) in dispersal prisons was 9 per cent. higher than two years previously when none of the establishments had moved to fresh start working.