§ Mr. Tom Cox
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the number of race relations liaison officers employed in prisons in the United Kingdom; what training they are given, and by whom; and if their employment in this position is full-time.
§ Mr. Mellor
All prison service establishments in England and Wales have designated at least one member of staff as race relations liaison officer. Formal training is provided in a specialist residential course of two weeks' duration run by the prison service college. There are no full-time liaison officer posts.