John Mann – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Ministry of Justice

The below Parliamentary question was asked by John Mann on 2016-01-19.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of staff numbers and skills at HM Prison Ranby.

Andrew Selous

HMP Ranby is currently in the process of implementing its benchmark and expects to have fully achieved this in 2016.

Nationally, we have recruited 2,340 new prison officers over the last year and this recruitment drive means we have 540 more full-time prison officers in our prisons than there were twelve months ago.

All Prison Officers complete the national training course (POELT) before they are able to undertake full duties, all staff at Ranby have the same access and opportunity to avail themselves of relevant training and development as any staff member working within NOMS.