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Prisons: North West

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 9 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the full-time equivalent staffing level at each prison establishment in the North West was in each of the last five years. (304692)

Information on the full-time equivalent staff in post in each Prison Service establishment in the North West since 2005 is contained in the following table. The information relates to both public sector and contracted establishments.

Full time equivalent staffing at north west prison establishments 2005 to 2009

As at 31 March:

Establishment

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

30 September 2009

Altcourse

499

527

548

587

568

558

Buckley Hall

238

215

213

215

215

208

Forest Bank1

350

393

405

418

470

547

Garth

406

435

497

527

519

496

Haverigg

310

319

319

323

319

316

Hindley

424

406

419

411

451

431

Kennet2

33

300

291

285

Kirkham

261

262

248

237

232

230

Lancaster

168

163

177

181

174

169

Lancaster Farms

418

394

405

416

407

389

Liverpool

679

704

680

658

624

622

Manchester

796

836

826

830

865

859

Preston

417

422

452

450

465

449

Risley

496

491

482

495

492

479

Styal

363

361

371

324

323

330

Thorn Cross

212

215

215

210

199

196

Wymott

512

505

501

538

539

527

Total

6,548

6,648

6,789

7,119

7,153

7,091

1 Figures are on headcount rather than full-time equivalent basis.

2 HMP Kennet opened in 2007.

Note:

The information relating to public sector establishments has been derived from the Personnel Corporate Database and Oracle HRMS. These are subject to the normal levels of inaccuracy expected of any large-scale reporting system. Information concerning the two contracted prisons in the North West—Altcourse and Forest Bank—has been provided by the individual contractors.