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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Prison Officers remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many officer certificates under Section 89 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 have been withdrawn by his Department in each month since January 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 190561 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
unstar this property answer text <p>With regards to when the Ministry of Justice stopped holding data on the number of certified staff and the reasons for doing so, it may help if I explain that the MoJ has never collected this information. Whilst Section 89 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 confirms that a Prison Custody Officer (PCO) is approved by the Secretary of State for the purpose of performing escort and custodial duties, it does not oblige the Secretary of State to collect or publish the information requested.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State approves PCOs for the purpose of performing escort functions or custodial duties or both and PCO’s are accordingly authorised to perform them. However, there is not a process in place whereby the Secretary of State formally issues certificates to new PCOs, and as mentioned previously, Section 89 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 does not oblige the Secretary of State to collect or publish such information.</p><p> </p><p>All staffing matters, including the responsibility for ensuring the availability of sufficiently trained and experienced staff to maintain safe and decent prisons, lies with contractors. There is no requirement in the contracts to agree staffing levels with the Ministry of Justice. Therefore, all staff working in privately managed prisons are fully certified and, as such, the figures we hold, and have provided on several occasions, include the funded posts for fully certified staff.</p><p>As you know, each privately managed prison has a full-time on-site Controller employed by HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS). The Controller has regular review meetings with the contractor against a range of performance indicators that will reflect numbers of staff in post, recruitment, training, sickness, and attrition. Any concerns in relation to these performance indicators are discussed at these meetings. Where action is needed, progress is monitored by the Controller and escalated within HMPPS where appropriate action can be taken in accordance with the contract. This may include a requirement for urgent improvement and/or financial deductions.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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190556 more like this
190557 more like this
190560 more like this
190939 more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T17:05:18.013Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T17:05:18.013Z
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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86234
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts remove filter
922491
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-12more like thismore than 2018-06-12
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Prison Officers remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department classifies prison officers as emergency workers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 152826 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-19more like thismore than 2018-06-19
unstar this property answer text <p>Prison officers are classified as a uniformed service and are required to respond to emergencies on a daily basis as part of their duties and so may also be classified as “emergency workers” in some instances. The Ministry of Justice defines prison officers as emergency workers only for the purposes Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill which is due to have its second reading in the House of Lords on June 29. This means that the provisions the Bill introduces also extend to Prison Officers.</p><p> </p><p>I strongly support the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill which will double the maximum sentence for an attack on our emergency service officers. That applies to an attack on the police, an attack on members of the fire service, an attack on health workers, and an attack on prison officers, who do such incredible work on behalf of the public.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 152833 more like this
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less than 2018-06-19T11:15:05.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-19T11:15:05.137Z
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts remove filter
922503
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-12more like thismore than 2018-06-12
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Prison Officers remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department classifies prison officers as members of the uniformed services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 152833 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-19more like thismore than 2018-06-19
unstar this property answer text <p>Prison officers are classified as a uniformed service and are required to respond to emergencies on a daily basis as part of their duties and so may also be classified as “emergency workers” in some instances. The Ministry of Justice defines prison officers as emergency workers only for the purposes Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill which is due to have its second reading in the House of Lords on June 29. This means that the provisions the Bill introduces also extend to Prison Officers.</p><p> </p><p>I strongly support the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill which will double the maximum sentence for an attack on our emergency service officers. That applies to an attack on the police, an attack on members of the fire service, an attack on health workers, and an attack on prison officers, who do such incredible work on behalf of the public.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 152826 more like this
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less than 2018-06-19T11:15:05.197Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-19T11:15:05.197Z
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Prison Officers remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2018 to Question 152833 on Prison Officers, what assessment he has made of the effect on prison officers of the Independent Public Service Pensions Commission excluding the Prison Service from the category of uniformed services in its 2011 report. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 157829 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-03more like thismore than 2018-07-03
unstar this property answer text <p>No assessment was made of the effect on Prison Officers after the Independent Public Service Pensions Commission report.</p><p> </p><p>The published report made particular reference to the front-line services of the Armed Forces, Police and Fire Service as these workforces had a Normal Pension Age (NPA) of below 60. The recommendation was that this should be raised to a minimum of 60, with the expectation of further reviews and potential increases in the future. Prison Officers were not specifically mentioned in the report as their NPA was already set at either 60 or 65 (apart from those who were in post on or before 30 September 1987 who exceptionally retained Reserved Rights to an NPA of 55). In 2007 the Prison Officer trade union (The POA) signed up to a NPA of 65 for new recruits taken on after 1 July 2007, who were auto-enrolled into the Career Average scheme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2018-07-03T15:27:47.54Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-03T15:27:47.54Z
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts remove filter