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Prison Service: Resignations

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 30 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prison service staff resigned in each year since 2003. (271672)

Information on the number of prison service staff resignations and staff in post, in each year since 2003 is provided in the table. The information relates to both public and private sector establishments and the Headquarters of the National Offender Management Service. The resignation rates are lower than the public sector average of 9.4 per cent. and private sector services average of 13.4 per cent1.

Resignations from the Prison Service 2003-08

Resignations

Staff in post

Percentage resigning

20031

2,275

4,5782

5.0

2004

2,857

5,0194

5.7

2005

3,004

5,2032

5.8

2006

2,989

5,2988

5.6

2007

3,223

5,4976

5.9

2008

2,870

5,7452

5.0

1 Information for 2003 relates to the public sector only.