HC Deb 18 June 1993 vol 226 cc748-9W
Mr. Callaghan

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which prisons are operating below their establishment for prison officers; and what is the shortfall of staff in each of these prisons.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

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. Jim Callaghan, dated 17 June 1993.

The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question about officer staffing levels in Prison Service establishments.

The attached annex lists those establishments with fewer officers than their target staffing figures on 30 April. I should add that on I April we devolved to governors responsibility for recruiting prison officers and deciding the number and mix of staff within their running costs budgets.

Establishments where officer (including principal and senior officers and specialists) staff in post was below the target staffing figure on 30 April 1993.
Establishment1 Shortfall on target staffing figure
Ashwell 2
Askham Grange 2
Belmarsh 11
Brimingham 11
Blantyre House 1
Brinsford 1
Canterbury 4
Cookham Wood 3
Dartmoor 1
Dover 3
Downview 2
Drake Hall 3
East Sutton Park 1
Elmley 4
Erestoke 3
Establishment1 Shortfall on target staffing figure
Featherstone 1
Feltham 3
Full Sutton 11
Glen Parva 2
Grendon/Spring Hill 5
Guys Marsh 9
Haslar 2
Hewell Grange 3
Holloway 4
Kringston 1
Kirkham 1
Leicester 1
Lindholme 4
Littlehey 1
Liverpool 3
Manchester 11
Moorland 2
Morton Hall 2
North Sea Camp 1
Nottingham 1
Onley 3
Parkhurst 2
Pentonville 5
Portland 9
Preston 5
Pucklechurch 5
Reading 2
Send 1
Shrewsbury 6
Stafford 6
Standford Hill 1
Stocken 1
Stocken Health 3
Swaleside 1
Swansea 6
Swinfen Hall 3
Wakefield 6
Wandsworth 7
Whitemoor 5
Winchester 2
Wormwood Scrubs 3
Wymott 3
1 Excluding new establishments in the process of being staffed and establishments with accommodation out of use for change of role or for refurbishment: Durham, Eastwood Park, High Down, Hollesley Bay, Lancaster Farms, Woodhill.