§ Lord Graham of Edmonton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
For the most recent date for which figures are available, how many serving prison officers were aged: (a) 20–30; (b) 31–40; (c) 41–50; (d) 51–60 years, and what was the average age of a serving prison officer at that date.
The Minister of State, Home Office (Earl Ferrers)
On 26th April, the numbers of prison officers within these age bands were:
Age bands 20–30 4,589 31–40 5,253 41–50 5,223 51–60 2,181
The average age was 38 years.