Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Written Parliamentary Question (WPQ)
    Date of Answer: 19.12.2005
    Column References: 440 c2358-9W
    Member Tabling Question: Lilley, Peter
    Topic: HM Prison Brixton
    Question: (2) how many prison officers are suspended on full pay (a) in the prison service and (b) at HM Prison Brixton;
    Answering Department: Home Office
    Member Answering Question: Mactaggart, Fiona
    Answer: Staff are required to work additional hours to ensure that a deliverable regime is maintained and major services to prisoners are not affected by any staff shortages. Staff are repaid for working these additional hours by time off in lieu. No overtime has been paid for the specific reason of replacing suspended staff.Information on the number of prison officers suspended across the service is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. It is therefore not possible to provide the total cost to the service of salaries paid to prison officers, suspended on full pay, over the past 12 months. Currently five officers are suspended on full pay from Brixton prison. In the period 1 November 2004 to date, nine officers have been suspended on full pay from duty at Brixton. The total cost of the salaries paid to these officers in that period is ?168,000.
    Question Number: 29254
    Date Tabled: 14.11.2005
    Date for Answer: 16.11.2005
    Legislature: House of Commons (HoC)
    Chamber/Committee: Commons Chamber
    Status: Answered
    Session: 05-06