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Prisoners Transfers

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many managed moves were authorised by Michael Spurr, Deputy Director General of HM Prison Service, in (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006; what proportion of these involved (i) male, (ii) female, (iii) white and (iv) ethnic minority personnel; and if he will make a statement. (175630)

All managed appointments of operational senior managers in the Prison Service are authorised by the Succession Planning Committee chaired by the deputy director general. Michael Spurr was appointed deputy director general in December 2006, therefore the figures for managed moves in the years in question include those overseen by the previous DDG. The number of managed appointments authorised in the years in question are as follows:

Male

Female

White

Ethnic minority

Total

2004

12

4

16

0

16

2005

35

19

52

2

54

2006

34

14

46

2

48

Total

81

37

114

4

118

These figures do not cover all managed appointments within the service as the SPC oversees only operational senior managers.

To place this in context, the composition of operational senior managers as of 31 December 2007 broken down by gender and ethnicity, is as follows:

Number

Male

231

Female

35

White

300

Ethnic minority

12

No data

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