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Prisons: Labour Turnover

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 4 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the rate of staff turnover in the Prison Service in prisons in Wales was in each month since 2002; and if he will make a statement. (147586)

Information on the rate of staff turnover in public sector prisons in Wales, expressed as a percentage of total staff in post, is contained in the following table:

Proportion of staff leaving public sector prison service establishments in Wales as a percentage of total staff in post. Each month—January 2002 to March 2007

Monthly turnover rate (percentage of staff leaving in month)

2002

January

0.7

February

0.8

March

1.7

April

0.6

May

0.2

June

0.4

July

0.4

August

0.8

September

1.0

October

1.3

November

0.7

December

1.1

2003

January

0.6

February

0.8

March

0.7

April

1.3

May

1.6

June

0.7

July

0.5

August

0.7

September

0.8

October

0.9

November

0.4

December

0.3

2004

January

0.1

February

1.6

March

0.8

April

0.5

May

0.8

June

0.9

July

0.7

August

0.7

September

0.8

October

0.5

November

0.5

December

0.8

2005

January

0.1

February

0.3

March

0.6

April

0.2

May

0.3

June

0.3

July

0.7

August

0.5

September

1.5

October

0.7

November

0.4

December

1.1

2006

January

0.3

February

0.7

March

0.0

April

0.8

May

0.6

June

1.0

July

1.0

August

1.1

September

0.6

October

0.9

November

0.5

December

0.6

2007

January

0.7

February

1.1

March

0.8

Note:

These figures do not include staff transferring to other parts of the Prison Service.