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Prison Staff

Volume 978: debated on Monday 4 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many members of the prison staff have been away from work as a result of injuries received from mentally disturbed prisoners in the most recent period for which figures are available.

The information which is collected centrally about assaults by prisoners on prison staff does not include any judgment about the mental state of the prisoners concerned, and I regret that the information requested could only be

Countries visited63101727
United Kingdom Ports visited5424‡91153
Total Ports visited2018591226135
Total annual mileage steamed21,80016,50042,20010,10020,000110,600
* participated in Exercises Highwood (1975) and Display Determination (1978).
†in dock for refit; followed by sea trials (1976)
‡ includes Fleet review at Spithead.
§in dock for maintenance followed by sea trials.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the annual revenue cost of running the Royal yacht "Britannia"; and what is the complement in total and the weekly salaries attributed to it.

The running cost of the Royal yacht "Britannia" for the financial year 1979–80 is estimated to be some £2 million. This figure excludes the cost of her current refit. The complement when on royal duty is 276 and the average weekly salary bill is some £33,000. The complement and salary bills are reduced when she is in refit.