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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) prisoners and (b) chaplains employed within prisons there are of each religion or belief. more like this
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Crispin Blunt more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Prison Act 1952 enshrines in law the statutory duties of a prison chaplain. These tasks, which must be undertaken daily, are incorporated into Prison Rules and Young Offender Rules. They are explained in detail in Prison Service Instruction 05/2016 Faith and Pastoral Care for Prisoners.</p><p>We recognise and respect the right of prisoners to register and practice their faith while serving their prison sentence. Chaplaincy plays a critical and unique role in the work of prisons and life of prisoners. It provides not only faith advice but pastoral care in support of HM Prison and Probation Service’s commitments to decency, safety and rehabilitation.</p><p>A breakdown of prisoner population by religion is provided in the quarterly Offender Management statistics publication on GOV.UK. The latest publication can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/offender-management-statistics-quarterly-october-to-december-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/offender-management-statistics-quarterly-october-to-december-2018</a>. The relevant extract of those statistics is provided in the following table:</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="7"><p><strong><em>Table 1.5: Prison population by religion and sex</em></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="7"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>31-Mar-18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>30-Jun-18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>30-Sep-18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>31-Dec-18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>31-Mar-19</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Percentage change March 2018 to 2019</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Males and Females</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>83,263</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>82,773</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>83,005</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>82,236</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>82,634</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>-1%</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>All Christian</p></td><td><p>39,839</p></td><td><p>39,541</p></td><td><p>39,784</p></td><td><p>39,293</p></td><td><p>39,515</p></td><td><p>-1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>Anglican</em></p></td><td><p><em>13,971</em></p></td><td><p><em>13,808</em></p></td><td><p><em>13,755</em></p></td><td><p><em>13,496</em></p></td><td><p><em>13,480</em></p></td><td><p><em>-4%</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>Free Church</em></p></td><td><p><em>776</em></p></td><td><p><em>764</em></p></td><td><p><em>782</em></p></td><td><p><em>758</em></p></td><td><p><em>737</em></p></td><td><p><em>-5%</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>Roman Catholic</em></p></td><td><p><em>14,334</em></p></td><td><p><em>14,277</em></p></td><td><p><em>14,246</em></p></td><td><p><em>14,094</em></p></td><td><p><em>14,160</em></p></td><td><p><em>-1%</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>Other Christian</em></p></td><td><p><em>10,758</em></p></td><td><p><em>10,692</em></p></td><td><p><em>11,001</em></p></td><td><p><em>10,945</em></p></td><td><p><em>11,138</em></p></td><td><p><em> 4%</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Muslim</p></td><td><p>12,847</p></td><td><p>12,894</p></td><td><p>12,868</p></td><td><p>12,894</p></td><td><p>13,008</p></td><td><p>1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hindu</p></td><td><p>379</p></td><td><p>354</p></td><td><p>350</p></td><td><p>361</p></td><td><p>343</p></td><td><p>-9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sikh</p></td><td><p>625</p></td><td><p>632</p></td><td><p>634</p></td><td><p>638</p></td><td><p>611</p></td><td><p>-2%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Buddhist</p></td><td><p>1,517</p></td><td><p>1,518</p></td><td><p>1,569</p></td><td><p>1,575</p></td><td><p>1,619</p></td><td><p>7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jewish</p></td><td><p>480</p></td><td><p>488</p></td><td><p>477</p></td><td><p>482</p></td><td><p>477</p></td><td><p>-1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Other religious group</p></td><td><p>1,724</p></td><td><p>1,777</p></td><td><p>1,782</p></td><td><p>1,838</p></td><td><p>1,876</p></td><td><p>9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Non recognised</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>12</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>**</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>No religion</p></td><td><p>25,711</p></td><td><p>25,393</p></td><td><p>25,413</p></td><td><p>25,053</p></td><td><p>25,034</p></td><td><p>-3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Not recorded</p></td><td><p>131</p></td><td><p>165</p></td><td><p>116</p></td><td><p>96</p></td><td><p>144</p></td><td><p>10%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Chaplains may work on a full-time, part-time, sessional or voluntary basis. A breakdown of Chaplains in employed in prisons and by faith, is provided below.</p><p><strong>Number of chaplains (headcount) employed by HM Prison and Probation Service<sup>1</sup>, as at 31 March 2019.</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Headcount</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Prison Service establishments</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Religion</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of chaplains</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Christian</p></td><td><p>242</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Muslim</p></td><td><p>118</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Sikh</p></td><td><p>12</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Hindu</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Unknown<strong><sup>2</sup></strong></p></td><td><p>99</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>474</p></td></tr></tbody></table><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Notes to Table</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" rowspan="3"><p><ol><li>A substantial amount of Chaplaincy services within the public sector Prison Service are provided by non-employed staff on a sessional basis, which are not included in the figures presented in this table. Chaplains fill roles in bands 5 and 7 or above under the Fair and Sustainable structures.</li><li>These are mostly managing Chaplains where the religion of the post is not specified.</li><li>Only includes chaplains working in prisons and therefore will not match published data which includes Chaplains who work in other areas of HMPPS, such as at Headquarters.</li></ol></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" rowspan="3"><p>Information on the private estate is not held centrally. The total number of chaplain staff since 2010 can be found in the HMPPS Workforce Statistics Bulletin. The latest publication on the number of Chaplains can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hm-prison-and-probation-service-workforce-quarterly-march-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hm-prison-and-probation-service-workforce-quarterly-march-2019</a> Information on the religious affiliation of chaplains is not published.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
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