Dáil Éireann - Volume 363 - 22 January, 1986

Written Answers. - Prison Officer Statistics.

391. Dr. McCarthy asked the Minister for Justice the number of prison officers who were employed permanently and temporarily in 1985; if he will give a breakdown of these figures; and the equivalent figures for the years 1980 to 1984, inclusive.

Minister for Justice (Mr. Noonan, Limerick East): The information sought by the Deputy in respect of the total staff (all grades) employed in the prison service on 31 December for each of the years in question is set out as follows:

Year

Permanent Staff

Temporary Staff

Total Staff

1985

1,550

51

1,601

1984

1,534

4

1,538

1983

1,559

1

1,560

1982

1,554

1

1,555

1981

1,489

1

1,490

1980

1,443

1

1,444