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Prisons: Discipline

Volume 492: debated on Friday 8 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prison officers in England and Wales are (a) riot trained and (b) qualified to act as Tornado support; and at which prisons they are located. (272829)

On 1 May a total of 2,964 prison officers were trained to Control and Restraint Advance Level. These prison officers are qualified to act as Tornado support and are located at 108 establishments throughout England and Wales.