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Prison Service: Reorganisation

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress he has made in his discussions on the Prison Service workforce modernisation proposals with the Prison Officers’ Association; when he expects those negotiations to conclude; and if he will make a statement. (243617)

We remain in constructive negotiations with the Prison Officers’ Association and aim to conclude the formal negotiation this year.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what responses he has received to the Prison Service work force modernisation proposals from (a) the Prison Officers Association, (b) the Prison Governors Association, (c) the Prison Service Trade Union Side, (d) the Prison Service Joint Industrial Council, (e) The Royal College of Nursing and (f) other trade unions and staff associations recognised by the Prison Service. (243619)

The National Offender Management Service is in continuing negotiations on work force modernisation with all trade unions and the Staff Association affected by the proposals.