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Prison Service: Vacancies

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 23 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice by how many staff each prison establishment is short of full staffing levels; and if he will make a statement. (159436)

Information on how many staff of all grades each establishment was short of its staffing requirement on 30 September 2007 is shown in the table. However, the emphasis within the Prison Service is on operational staffing where the overall shortfall is 1.5 per cent.

Public sector establishments

Shortfall from full staffing1

Prison name

Number

Percentage

Acklington

0

0

Albany

3

1

Ashwell

15

5

Askham Grange

0

0

Aylesbury

23

7

Bedford

5

2

Belmarsh

48

5

Birmingham

49

6

Blakenhurst

14

3

Blantyre House

0

0

Blundeston

2

1

Brinsford

0

0

Bristol

0

0

Brixton

36

9

Brockhill

8

5

Buckley Hall

2

1

Bullingdon

17

3

Bullwood Hall

10

6

Camp Hill

0

0

Canterbury

12

6

Cardiff

7

2

Castington

9

2

Channings Wood

0

0

Chelmsford

17

4

Coldingley

1

0

Cookham Wood /ESP

14

6

Dartmoor

9

3

Deerbolt

0

0

Dorchester

14

7

Dover

0

0

Downview

18

7

Drake Hall

10

5

Durham

17

3

Eastwood Park

31

10

Edmunds Hill

9

4

Elmley

2

1

Erlestoke

21

9

Everthorpe

17

5

Exeter

9

3

Featherstone

17

5

Feltham

45

5

Ford

17

8

Foston Hall

26

8

Frankland

53

5

Full Sutton

0

0

Garth

16

3

Gartree

15

3

Glen Parva

22

4

Gloucester

11

5

Grendon

0

0

Guys Marsh

14

5

Haslar

7

6

Haverigg

19

5

Hewell Grange

0

0

High Down2

75

14

Highpoint

36

8

Hindley

5

1

Hollesley Bay

8

5

Holloway

45

8

Holme House

4

1

Hull

12

2

Huntercombe

4

1

Kennet3

74

24

Kingston

3

2

Kirkham

13

5

Kirklevington Grange

0

0

Lancaster

0

0

Lancaster Farms

12

3

Latchmere House4

12

13

Leeds

6

1

Leicester

8

3

Lewes

9

3

Leyhill

14

6

Lincoln

4

1

Lindholme

0

0

Littlehey

8

2

Liverpool

19

3

Long Lartin

0

0

Low Newton

3

1

Maidstone

28

8

Manchester

46

5

Moorland

4

1

Morton Hall

1

1

New Hall

0

0

North Sea Camp

5

4

Northallerton

1

1

Norwich

1

0

Nottingham

10

2

Onley

4

1

Parkhurst

8

2

Pentonville

21

3

Portland

0

0

Preston

0

0

Ranby

14

3

Reading

7

3

Risley

20

4

Rochester

0

0

Send

9

5

Shepton Mallet

5

3

Shrewsbury

3

2

Stafford

7

2

Standford Hill

21

10

Stocken

38

9

Stoke Heath

0

0

Styal

0

0

Sudbury

9

5

Swaleside

7

2

Swansea

15

5

Swinfen Hall

24

6

The Mount

15

4

The Verne

2

1

Thorn Cross

0

0

Usk/Prescoed

17

7

Wakefield

47

6

Wandsworth

48

7

Warren Hill

3

1

Wayland

0

0

Wealstun

9

2

Wellingborough

24

7

Werrington

10

6

Wetherby

9

3

Whatton

33

7

Whitemoor

67

8

Winchester

7

2

Woodhill

66

9

Wormwood Scrubs

19

3

Wymott

10

2

1 Shortfall of staffing availability, including the contribution of officers working contracted supplementary hours against operational staffing requirement.

2 Includes staffing requirement for new accommodation in the process of recruiting

3 Newly opened prison, staff building up.

4 Developing new staffing profile and in process of recruiting

Contracted Prisons

Prison (provider)

Shortfall as at 30 September 2007

Altcourse (GSL)

28

Ashfield (Serco)

9

Bronzefield (Kalyx)

0

Doncaster (Serco)

50

Dovegate (Serco)

46

Forest Bank (Kalyx)

15

Lowdham Grange (Serco)

28

Parc (G4S)

2

Peterborough (Kalyx)

10

Rye Hill (GSL)

5

Wolds (GSL)

1