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HM Prison Service

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of senior operational managers in HM Prison Service in each area achieved an exceed rating on their staff performance and development record in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. (85479)

The following table shows information from the Corporate Database on the proportion of performance levels recorded as “exceeded” for senior operational managers in each year from 2001-02 to 2004-05. Comprehensive information on performance levels for 2005-06 is not yet available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Performance levels recorded for senior operational managers

Percentage

Area

2004-05

2003-04

2002-03

2001-02

High Security Prisons

61

71

79

78

East Midlands

75

61

65

56

Eastern

47

14

33

58

Kent

36

45

56

47

London

86

58

50

67

North East

91

50

44

38

North West

77

44

57

70

South West

64

57

87

72

Surrey and Sussex

40

43

63

50

Thames Valley and Hampshire

64

77

52

50

Wales

67

80

50

57

West Midlands

36

63

56

71

Yorkshire and Humberside

86

77

83

78

HQ

54

52

56

43

Total

60

56

59

56

Note:

Senior operational managers are senior manager grades A to D. Percentages are calculated as proportion of all recorded SPDR markings for those grades. Where no marking is recorded the data are omitted.