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Prison Officers

Volume 978: debated on Friday 15 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prison officer class civil servants have died in service during the last 10 years.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department to what grade in the Civil Service the pay of prison officer is aligned.

The report of the Committee on Remuneration and Conditions of Service of Certain Grades in the Prison Services—Cmnd. 544—which was presented by Mr. Justice Wynn-Parry in 1958 recommended that movements in the pay of prison officer grades should be linked to the movements of pay of other civil servants in pay ranges similar to those for the officer grades. With the agreement of the Prison Officers Association the pay of the following civil service grades is taken into account for this purpose:—Clerical officer.Executive officer.Higher executive officer.Professional and technology officer grade II.Professional and technology officer grade III.Professional and technology officer grade IV.Scientific officer.Higher scientific officer.