Thursday, 30 May 2013

Questions (216)

John Deasy

Question:

216. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of prison officers employed by the State for each of the past five years. [26485/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I wish to inform the Deputy that the following table outlines the number of prison officer grades* employed by the Irish Prison Service for each of the past five years. Figures are based on whole time equivalent numbers serving on 31 December for each year:

Year

No. employed

2012

3,262

2011

3,310

2010

3,338

2009

3,388

2008

3,463

*All Prison grades are included from Recruit Prison Officer to Governor level