Ian Blackford – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Cabinet Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Ian Blackford on 2016-04-08.

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department plans to transfer responsibility for Scottish prison officers’ pensions to the Scottish Government.

Matthew Hancock

Prison Officers employed in the Scottish Prison Service are members of the Civil Service. Under Schedule 5 of the Scotland Act 1998 the Civil Service is a reserved matter and legislation on pensions and compensation is a matter for Parliament at Westminster.