§ Mr. McNamara
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many full-time women prison officers are employed in prisons in Northern Ireland;
(2) how many auxiliary women prison officers are employed in prisons in Northern Ireland.
§ Mr. Scott
One hundred and thirty-three women prison offices are employed in the Northern Ireland prison678W service. Of these, three are employed as prison officer clerks at male establishments and the remainder are employed at Her Majesty's prison, Maghaberry (female).
The breakdown is:
Number Governor IV 1 Chief Officer II 1 Principal Officer 5 Senior Officer 8 Basic Grade Officer 81 Clerk II 1 Clerk III 8 Catering Officer 1 Hospital Officer 4 Officer Instructor 1 Physical Education Instructor 1 Dog handler 1 TOTAL 113
There are no auxiliary prison officers (male or female) employed in Northern Ireland.