HC Deb 05 February 1993 vol 218 cc349-50W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many female prison officers are employed in prisons in the United Kingdom; and how they are deployed throughout the service.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

At the end of December 1992, there were 1,967 female prison officers employed in prison service establishments in England and Wales—41 principal officers, 126 senior officers and 1,800 officers. A total of 682 were employed in female establishments, 1,124 in male establishments and 161 in dual-sex establishments.