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Prison Officers

Volume 975: debated on Monday 10 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list in the Official Reportthe salary levels paid to each appropriate grade of prison officers in each of the last five years, also showing these in real terms using 1974 levels as base 100 and what these levels will be if the recommendations of the May report are fully implemented.

The information on prison officers' salaries is set out in the table below. Changes in the purchasing power of earnings depend on the income tax and social security payments of individuals according to their circumstances as well as movements in retail prices of goods and services. In addition, the retail price index includes housing and clothing costs for which prison officers have separate allowances.Scottish Prison Service-Prison Officers' Annual Salary

* —scale maximum.

ders' institution and indicate, where appropriate, any shortfall of recommended complements at each level.

Mr. Rifkind: The information at 1 November 1979 is given in the following table.

STAFF COMPLEMENT AND IN POST FIGURES AT 1 NOVEMBER 1979 FOR PRISON OFFICER GRADES
Prisons

Aberdeen

Barlinnie

Barlinnie SU

Cornton Vale

Complement

In post

+/-

Complement

In post

+/-

Complement

In post

+/-

Complement

In post

+/-
Chief Officer I1111
Chief Officer II:
Discipline112222
Nurse1111
Caterer11
Principal Officer:
Discipline33313111-1149-5
Instructor33
Nurse331-1
Caterer11
Senior Officer:
Discipline773026-4112014-6
Instructor1164-211
Nurse11441111
Caterer1111
Officer:
Discipline4845-3160145-15108-2135122-13
Instructor†61(3)-2286(15)-796(1)-2
Nurse112126*+521-182-6
Caterer1123+133
Works‡72(3)-22614(5)-7124(3)-5
Chief Clerk Officer1122
Principal Clerk Officer33161623+1
Clerk Officer114422
Senior Foreman of Works11
Foreman of Works
Engineer Officer I111111
Engineer Officer II11

Prisons

Dungavel

Edinburgn

Greenock

Inverness

Complement

In post

+/-

Complement

In post

+/-

Complement

In post

+/-

Complement

In post

+/-
Chief Officer I11
Chief Officer II:
Discipline112211
Nurse1
Caterer
Principal Officer:
Discipline22191911—122
Instructor2241-3
Nurse11—1
Caterer11
Senior Officer:
Discipline4424242166
Instructor21-122-4
Nurse1111111
Caterer1-111
Officer:
Discipline2219-3125125-4268-105245-7
Instructor†94(3)-212(11)12(11)-821(1)
Nurse411*+71111
Caterer12+122122
Works‡73(2)-21313-5464(3)+1
Chief Clerk Officer1122+111
Principal Clerk Officer1199122
Clerk Officer21-133111
Senior Foreman of Works
Foreman of Works11
Engineer Officer I11111
Engineer Officer II22

Prisons

Low Moss

Penninghame

Perth

Peterhead

Complement

In post

+/-

Complement

In post

+/-

Complement

In post

+/-

Complement

In post

+/-
Chief Officer I1111
Chief Officer II:
Discipline112222
Nurse
Caterer
Principal Officer:
Discipline442212121515
Instructor1—111—33311
Nurse111111
Caterer1111
Senior Officer:
Discipline88222019-11615-1
Instructor23+1—454-133
Nurse111111
Caterer11
Officer:
Discipline5644-121212114120+6120117-3
Instructor†96(3)31(2)198(10)-1131(5)-7
Nurse11114444
Caterer11222222
Works‡72(3)-243(1)1912(4)-32011(2)-7
Chief Clerk Officer111111
Principal Clerk Officer33116633
Clerk Officer11113322
Senior Foreman of Works
Foreman of Works1111
Engineer Officer I11112222
Engineer Officer II

Prisons

Prison Shotts

Castle Huntly

Borstal Institutions Noranside

Polmont

Complement

In post

+/-

Complement

In post

+/-

Complement

In post

+/-

Complement

In post

+/-
Chief Officer I11
Chief Officer II:
Discipline11111122
Nurse
Caterer
Principal Officer:
Discipline2233332221-1
Instructor1122
Nurse11
Caterer
Senior Officer:
Discipline86-244441818
Instructor221112+1
Nurse11
Caterer—111
Officer:
Discipline36362633+72625-18383
Instructor†4(1)-3105(5)54(2)+1216(13)-2
Nurse1111
Caterer11222222
Works‡53(2)94(4)-1551911(7)-1
Chief Clerk Officer11111111
Principal Clerk Officer22111144
Clerk Officer21-1111121-1
Senior Foreman of Works
Foreman of Works1111
Engineer Officer I1111
Engineer Officer II1133

Young Offenders Institutions

Y.O. and D.C..

Remand

Dumfries

Friarton

Glenochil

Longriggend

Complement

In post

+/-

Complement

In post

+/-

Complement

In post

+/-

Complement

In post

+/-
Chief Officer I11
Chief Officer II:
Discipline1123+111
Nurse
Caterer
Principal Officer:
Discipline4422202066
Instructor4-4
Nurse11
Caterer11
Senior Officer:
Discipline44223435+11413-1
Instructor221145+1
Nurse111111
Caterer11—11111
Officer:
Discipline5455+12625-1166164-27054-16
Instructor†63(3)33326(19)-711
Nurse11114422
Caterer11224411
Works‡95(4)52-3239(8)-683(2)-3
Chief Clerk Officer112211
Principal Clerk Officer22119933
Clerk Officer11114411
Senior Foreman of Works11
Foreman of Works
Engineer Officer I11111111
Engineer Officer II11

* Barlinnie and Edinburgh nurse officers—Figure includes seven officers at each establishment on nurse officer training course.

† Figure in brackets denotes post filled by civilian instructors.
‡ Figure in brackets denotes post filled by civilian industrial workmen.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list in the, Official Report the number of responses received from (a) individuals and (b) organisations to the May report on the pay and conditions of prison officers, indicating, where possible, a breakdown into those which endorsed the report and those which rejected it.