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Prisons: Manpower

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many employees of (a) his Department and (b) the Prison Service are on the surplus employees list. (290876)

As of 4 September 2009 the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has 254 staff that are actively seeking permanent redeployment. 221 work for the National Offender Management Service (including the Prison Service), 33 work for the rest of the MOJ (including one SCS). The figure comprises both full-time and part-time staff. They are engaged in work contributing to the delivery of public services, including core frontline activities, policy and project work and other operational roles.