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Informants: Prisons

Volume 456: debated on Monday 29 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training is provided to managers within HM Prison Service on providing support to informants; how many managers received such training in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement. (110810)

No separate training records are held for managers trained before 2006. In 2004-05, 263 HM Prison Service staff were trained and 64 staff received training in 2005-06.

In 2006,16 managers received a pilot of a new training package. The new package will be available for staff from March 2007. Awareness sessions have also been provided to governors and area managers in 2006-07.