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S5W-14734: Liam Kerr (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 19 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) officers and (b) other staff have been absent due to sickness in each of the last three years, broken down by prison.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 5 March 2018

I have asked Colin McConnell, Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service, to respond. His response is as follows:

The following table shows the total number of (a) officers and (b) other staff who have incurred one or more periods of sickness absence during the financial year.

 

 

Financial Years

 

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Establishment

Officer Grades

All Other Grades

Officer Grades

All Other Grades

Officer Grades

All Other Grades

Barlinnie

278

58

258

59

286

63

Cornton Vale

147

30

167

32

107

20

Dumfries

77

19

79

19

83

22

Edinburgh

255

44

267

49

283

58

Glenochil

187

38

203

40

208

47

Grampian

191

39

175

53

166

41

Greenock

95

16

104

20

100

18

Inverness

54

10

52

13

62

13

Low Moss

168

37

191

40

192

38

Open Estate

27

17

44

18

40

22

Perth

184

43

173

45

189

48

Polmont

212

43

220

44

248

51

Shotts

180

35

176

40

194

42

 

2055

429

2109

472

2158

483