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Prisons: Mental Health Services

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many psychologists were employed by (a) HM Prison Service in (i) 2001 and (ii) 2004 and (b) the National Offender Management Service in 2008. (282401)

There were 343 full-time equivalent psychologists employed in the Prison Service on 31 March 2001, 518 in 2004 and 653 across the National Offender Management Service in 2008. These figures include associated workers, who are involved with programmes but are not psychologists. Psychological assistants are not included.