HC Deb 06 June 1996 vol 278 c552W
15. Mr. Pope

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prison officer hours were lost during the financial year 1995–96 due to injuries sustained as a result of assaults by prisoners; and what was the estimated cost to the Prison Service. [30277]

Miss Widdecombe

Absence by prison officers due to assaults on duty is recorded in terms of days rather than hours lost. The total number of days lost for this reason was 11,788 in 1995–96. The cost to the Prison Service is £543,150.