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Prison Service: Pay

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 23 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how much was spent on special bonus payments to staff in the Prison Service between 1 April and 30 September; (159681)

(2) which Prison Service workplaces made special bonus payments to staff between 1 April and 30 September; how many staff at each workplace of each (a) sex, (b) grade and (c) ethnicity received payments; and what the nature was of the work undertaken to attract each payment.

Figures for the current financial year are not available. However, the data requested that relate to last year are shown in the following tables. The specific reason for each award is not recorded.

The total amount spent by the public sector Prison Service on special bonuses between 1 April and 30 September 2006 was £293,000.

Establishments recording special bonuses—1 April to 30 September 2006

Staff receiving a special bonus1

Establishment

Male

Female

Total

Acklington

1

1

Aylesbury

5

9

14

Bedford

13

1

14

Belmarsh

15

55

70

Birmingham

5

2

7

Blundeston

1

1

Buckley Hall2

Bullingdon

8

4

12

Bullwood Hall

2

2

Camp Hill

1

1

Castington

1

2

3

Channings Wood

3

1

4

Chelmsford

3

3

6

Coldingley

1

1

Dartmoor

29

8

37

Deerbolt

1

4

5

Dorchester

1

1

2

Durham

3

1

4

Eastwood Park

7

20

27

Erlestoke

2

2

4

Everthorpe

11

12

23

Featherstone

1

1

Feltham

12

2

14

Frankland

5

2

7

Full Sutton

1

1

Garth

2

2

4

Gartree

1

2

3

Gloucester

1

1

Grendon

6

4

10

Haverigg

2

1

3

Hewell Grange

2

2

Hindley

8

8

16

Holloway

20

11

31

Holme House

1

1

2

HQ and area offices

28

40

68

Hull

1

1

Huntercombe

38

19

57

Kennet

1

1

2

Lancaster

9

7

16

Lancaster Farms

1

1

Leyhill

3

5

8

Lincoln

9

13

22

Lindholme

1

1

Liverpool

1

1

Long Lartin

1

5

6

Low Newton

1

1

Maidstone

1

1

Moorland

4

2

6

Morton Hall

2

2

North Sea Camp

1

1

Northallerton

1

1

Norwich

5

5

10

Nottingham

33

13

46

Preston

1

1

2

Ranby2

Reading

19

16

35

Risley

1

1

Shepton Mallet

1

1

2

Standford Hill

1

1

Stocken

1

1

Styal

2

3

5

Sudbury

1

1

The Mount

11

3

14

The Verne

2

2

Thorn Cross

4

4

Usk/Prescoed

5

5

Wakefield

3

1

4

Wandsworth

1

1

Warren Hill

1

1

2

Wealstun

1

1

Werrington

1

1

Whatton

12

5

17

Winchester

6

3

9

Woodhill

3

3

Wormwood Scrubs

10

6

16

Wymott

18

9

27

Total

410

328

738

1 Recording problems are known to exist whereby some payments to staff are incorrectly coded as special bonuses.

2 Reliable information on the number of payments is not available for these sites.