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Prisons (Officer-Prisoner Ratios)

Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 6 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the present ratio of prison officers to prisoners in Her Majesty's prisons.

The ratio of staff in post of the prison officer class as a whole to prisoners in the penal establishments of England and Wales on 1 January 1980 was 1:2ยท59.