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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: Recruitment 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 new Officer Certificates under Section 89 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 have been issued 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 190560 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
190561 more like this
190939 more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T17:05:17.967Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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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 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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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: Recruitment 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, what lessons have been learned from recent prison officer recruitment campaigns. 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 232618 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 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
unstar this property answer text <p>As part of the Prison Safety and Reform White Paper, published in November 2016, the Government announced an intention to increase prison officer numbers by 2,500 by the end of 2018. The target was achieved ahead of schedule in March 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The recruitment campaign facilitated a number of improvements and lessons learned have been applied across the department. Key to the success of the prison officer campaign was the:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Effectiveness of a multi-disciplinary team</li><li>Data led strategic approach that drove efficiencies</li><li>HMRC reference checks that reduced time in security vetting checks</li><li>Use of Civil Service Success Profiles which provided a better understanding of the role with a clearer definition of what success looks like</li></ul><p>We continue to work on increasing the diversity of new recruits and ensure that the right people with the right skills are attracted to the careers available across the department.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-03-22T13:46:03.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-22T13:46:03.467Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts remove filter