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Prison Officers

Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 13 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representation he has received from the Prison Officers' Association to bring its members' conditions of service to the equivalent of a police officer's.

There have been no general representations, but following a recommendation in the May committee report, the POA has proposed that the basis of calculating rent allowances for prison officers should be changed to a system similar to that used by most police forces. This is under consideration.