Written Answers. - Prison Staff.

Noel Ahern

Question:

37 Mr. N. Ahern asked the Minister for Justice the current overall number and the number of rank of the serving prison officers in each of the custodial centres in the State; their rate of remuneration; and the average overtime paid to each rank in the 12 months prior to 27 March 1997. [9097/97]

The information sought by the Deputy is set out in the following tables:

Table One — Prison staff in custodial centres by institution and grade.

Table Two — Rates of pay and allowances for Prison Service Grades.

Table Three — Average overtime by rank for tax year 1996-97.

Table 1
Prison Staff, in Custodial Centres, by Institution and Grade (as at 4-4-97)

Governor One

Governor Two

Deputy Governor

Asst. Governor

Chief Officer 1

Chief Officer 2

Chief Officer 2 Industrial

Chief Trades Officer 1

Chief Trades Officer 2

Clerk 1

Clerk 2

Industrial Training Instructor 1

Industrial Training Instructor 2

Asst. Chief Officer

Indust Supervisor

Prison Officer

Prison Officer Trades

Ast. Industrial Supervisor

Prison Officer Temporary

Other

Total

Mountjoy

1

1

2

3

1

6

1

1

3

20

47

8

531

17

11

1

654

Portlaoise

1

1

1

1

2

1

1

1

9

27

316

11

3

375

Wheatfield

1

2

1

1

2

1

2

2

7

10

20

1

196

8

9

263

Cork

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

5

16

1

177

4

10

3

225

Limerick

1

1

1

2

1

1

1

6

18

157

9

198

St. Patrick's

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

6

12

129

10

164

Fort Mitchel

1

1

1

1

3

8

71

9

1

96

Arbour Hill

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

10

5

88

4

9

124

Curragh

1

1

2

5

1

39

1

1

51

Castlerea

1

5

14

1

2

23

Training Unit

1

1

1

1

1

4

1

8

7

43

4

72

Shelton Abbey

1

1

1

1

2

3

5

25

4

1

44

Shanganagh

1

1

1

1

1

2

7

25

6

1

46

Loughan House

1

1

2

3

7

46

4

64

Total

3

11

8

13

6

21

3

3

13

16

72

1

18

194

16

1,857

92

42

1

9

2,399

Table Two
Rates of Pay and Allowances for Prison Service Grades (with effect from 1-1-97)

£

Governor Grade 1

36,263, 37,808, 39,347, 40,896, 42,436

Governor Grade 2

33,006, 34,217, 35,424, 36,638, 37,849, 39,062

Deputy Governor

25,517, 25,951, 26,388, 26,827, 27,255

Assistant Governor

23,324, 23,704, 24,086, 24,465, 24,849

Inspector of Works

23,324, 23,704, 24,086, 24,465, 24,849

Assistant Governor Works

23,324, 23,704, 24,086, 24,465, 24,849

Chief Officer Class 1

23,324, 23,704, 24,086, 24,465, 24,849

Industrial Training Instructor Grade 1

23,324, 23,704, 24,086, 24,465, 24,849

Chief Trades Officer 1

437.29, 454.28, 461.55

Industrial Manager

403.11, 411.63, 420.22, 428.77, 437.29

Chief Officer Class 2

403.11, 411.63, 420.22, 428.77, 437.29

Clerk of Works

403.11, 411.63, 420.22, 428.77, 437.29

Industrial Training Instructor Grade 2

18,750, 19,424, 20,103, 20,778, 21,487, 21,934, 22,380, 22,824

Clerk 1

403.11, 411.63, 420.22, 428.77, 437.29

Chief Trades Officer 2

403.11, 411.63, 420.22, 428.77, 437.29

Clerk 2

359.29, 372.19, 385.06, 397.99

Industrial Supervisor

359.29, 372.19, 385.06, 397.99

Assistant Chief Officer

359.29, 372.19, 385.06, 397.99

Trades Officer

327.19, 337.85, 348.55, 359.29, 372.19, 385.06, 397.99

Prison Officer

279.36, 287.84, 296.44, 304.93, 313.46, 322.99, 332.20, 341.52, 349.78

Assistant Industrial Supervisor

279.36, 287.84, 296.44, 304.93, 313.46, 322.99, 332.20, 341.52, 349.78

Staff Cook

172.48, 174.64, 176.62, 177.86, 179.19, 180.42, 181.76, 183.07, 184.43, 185.81, 187.16, 188.58, 189.97

Driver-Handyman

213.75

Trades Officer (Full PRSI)

344.39, 355.62, 366.89, 378.19, 391.77, 405.33, 418.94

Prison Officer (Full PRSI)

294.05, 302.99, 312.04, 320.98, 329.96, 339.98, 349.68, 359.49, 368.21

Allowances Paid to Prison Service Grades (p.w. denotes per week, p.a. per annum)

Allowances

A1 PRSI

B1 PRSI (Pre April 1995)

Class 11st Year

1436

1365

2nd Year

1768

1680

3rd Year

2241

2129

Class II

1436

1365

Prison Service Training Centre Instructor Allowances

Assistant Chief Officer

1436

1365

Chief Office II

Assistant Governor

1768

1680

Allowance Posts in Various Prisons and Places of Detention

Assistant Chief Officer

Hospital Wing

Mountjoy Prison p.a.

624

594

Hospital Orderly p.a.

1768

1680

Posts e.g. Butcher, Cook, Gardener with Allowances

Equivalent to Class II

Instructor Allowance p.a.

1436

1365

Prison Officer in Charge of School — Mountjoy and Arbour Hill Prisons and St. Patrick's p.a.

1436

1365

Main Gate Officer

Mountjoy Prison p.a.

1436

1365

Reception Officer

Mountjoy Prison p.a.

1436

1365

Prison Officer Detail Duties p.a.

637

606

Clerk to Visiting Committee per Meeting

34.73

33

Subject to Max p.a. of

416.78

395.93

Clerk of Review Meetings per Meeting

34.73

33

Subject to Max p.a. of

416.78

395.93

Spike Island p.w.

16.38

15.56

Environmental Allowance

Portlaoise, Limerick p.w.

16.58

15.76

Driving Allowance per day

5.50

5.23

Courts Escorts > 3 Hours

8.05

7.64

4.02

3.83

Governor I Allowance p.w.

88.70

84.25

Governor II Allowance p.w.

81.94

77.84

Industrial Allowances

Industrial Manager p.w.

16.08

15.27

Industrial Supervisor p.w.

16.08

15.27

Assistant Industrial Supervisor p.w.

40.17

38.18

Rent Allowances (per week)

Single

28.03

26.62

Married

37.35

35.48

Table Three
Average Overtime by Rank for 1996/97 tax year

Rank

Average Overtime “£”

Governor 2

23.45

Deputy Governor

8,064.93

Assistant Governor

5,551.54

Chief Officer 1

16,163.12

Chief Officer 2

15,411.24

Assistant Chief Officer¹

11,315.71

Chief Trades Officer 1

9,798.61

Chief Trades Officer 2

6,717.98

Industrial Training Instructor 2

3,340.27

Clerk 1

8,894.69

Clerk 2

8,070.86

Trades Officer

7,633.64

Prison Officer²

7,573.58

Cooks³

727.26

Driver³

3,721.42

Notes:
1. Overtime in respect of Industrial Supervisors is included in the figure for Assistant Chief Officers
2. Overtime in respect of Assistant Industrial Supervisors is included in the figure for Prison Officers
3. Included in `others' in Table One
These figures are calculated on the basis of staff serving at 4/4/97 including those not serving at custodial centres. In addition, £443,448.11 was earned during this period for Saturday attendance overtime — after 1 p.m. It is not possible to provide a breakdown by rank for these payments.