HC Deb 21 November 2002 vol 394 c254W
Mrs. Iris Robinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many prison officers have been informed they are on the intelligence list stolen by SF/IRH, how many have been accepted on to the S.P.E.D. scheme for alternative housing; and what the total amount offered to those who choose to stay in their homes for installing additional security measures has been. [80824]

Jane Kennedy

Of the 1,426 names of Northern Ireland Prison Service Staff on the PSNI list, the vast majority have been informed either orally or in writing, efforts to inform others are continuing daily.

To date 40 prison staff have applied to be accepted onto the SPED scheme. This is operated by the NI Housing Executive and so far no decisions have been confirmed.

Officers who decide to remain in their current homes are individually assessed regarding their security needs. As this matter is ongoing the cost of the work involved is not available.