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Prisons: Strikes

Volume 502: debated on Thursday 10 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what contingency plans his Department has for the eventuality of a strike by prison officers in England and Wales. (305783)

All prisons are required to have contingency plans in place to deal with refusal to work by prison officers. The National Offender Management Service has a command structure in place to deal with a range of scenarios including strike action.