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Prison Employees

Volume 401: debated on Wednesday 19 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS employees work in prisons. [103382]

A survey carried out in January 2003 identified 3,513 staff as providing healthcare in prisons. Of these, 1,953 were employed by the prison service. Information is not collected centrally about how many of the rest were National Health Service employees.