May 30, 2013
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.
Reply from Minister Alan Shatter: I wish to inform the Deputy that the attached table outlines the number of Prison Officer grades (all grades, from Recruit Prison Officer to Governor level) employed by the Irish Prison Service for each of the past five years. Figures are based on whole time equivalent numbers serving on 31st December for each year:
Dáil Éireann allocates a certain amount of time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during which Deputies may ask questions of Members of the Government relating to Public Affairs connected with their Departments, or on matters of administration for whch they are officially responsible. The Taoiseach answers questions on his own Department on Tuesdays/Wednesdays.