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Prison Service: Pay

Volume 458: debated on Wednesday 14 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the new Contract Supplementary Hours Scheme payment represents as a percentage of basic pay for (a) prison officers on each pay scale point, (b) senior officers and (c) both payscale points for principal officers; and if he will make a statement. (126489)

The rate for additional hours worked by operational prison staff under the Contract Supplementary Hours scheme is set annually by the Prison Service Pay Review Body. The rate is currently £15.38 per hour. The following table shows the hourly rate of pay for normal contracted hours for prison officers, senior officers and principal officers at each spine point, compared to the hourly rate for additional Contract Supplementary Hours.

Prison officer scale as at 1 April 2006

Annual payment for normal contracted hours [39] per week (£)

Average hourly pay for normal contracted hours [39] (£)

Hourly rate for additional contracted supplementary hours (£)

Percentage CSH rate compared to normal hourly rate

Principal officer

31,134

15.29

15.38

100.57

30,171

14.82

15.38

103.78

Senior officer

28,654

14.08

15.38

109.27

Prison officer

LSI2

26,858

13.19

15.38

116.58

LSI1

26,343

12.94

15.38

118.86

Officer max

25,915

12.73

15.38

120.82

Year 9

24,642

12.10

15.38

127.06

Year 8

23,872

11.73

15.38

131.16

Year 7

23,273

11.43

15.38

134.54

Year 6

22,671

11.14

15.38

138.11

Year 5

22,071

10.84

15.38

141.86

Year 4

21,561

10.59

15.38

145.22

Year 3

21,045

10.34

15.38

148.78

Year 2

20,254

9.95

15.38

154.59

Year 1

18,908

9.29

15.38

165.59

Officer entry level

17,744

8.72

15.38

176.46