HC Deb 18 June 1993 vol 226 cc751-2W
Mr. McAllion

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the projected staffing levels for Blakenhurst prison by job title/function.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

[holding answer 17 June 1993]: Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the director general of the Prison Service who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Derek Lewis to Mr. John McAllion dated 17 June 1993:


The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question on the projected staffing levels for Blakenhurst Prison by job title/function.

HM Prison Blakenhurst has a Senior Management Team of nine. It is envisaged that when Blakenhurst is operating at full capacity it will employ a total workforce of approximately 300 staff of whom 276 will be certificated Prison Custody Officers.

To achieve optimum effectiveness and efficiency it is the contractor's intention to deploy staff imaginatively and flexibly by matching the requirements of the prison to the actual duties to be performed.