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Woodhill Prison

Volume 408: debated on Tuesday 1 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the agreed staffing levels are at Woodhill Prison in the Close Security Unit; how many staff vacancies there are; and how many staff are normally on duty overnight in the Close Security Unit. [119056]

Woodhill prison has a close supervision centre. The agreed staffing level of the close supervision centre is 10 senior officers and 46 officers. On 16 June 2003, there were six officer vacancies. During the night, two officers are on duty. If necessary those officers on night duty are able to call for assistance.