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S5W-03688: Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 12 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many staff have left the Scottish Prison Service in each year since 2006, broken down by reason for leaving.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 2 November 2016

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

Leaving Reasons

Financial Years

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

Death In Service

2

3

7

3

6

Dismissal

50

55

33

29

28

End of Contract

27

79

24

14

13

Resignation

175

168

151

95

69

Retirement

46

40

52

49

41

Voluntary Exit Scheme

0

0

3

16

9

Public Sector Transfer

0

0

0

0

0

 

300

345

270

206

166

In 2006-07 and 2007-08, figures relating to Voluntary Exit Scheme leavers were not held separately therefore any leavers in this category have been subsumed into the Retirement leaver figures.

Leaving Reasons

Financial Years

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

Death In Service

5

4

5

5

3

Dismissal

41

35

37

25

34

End of Contract

23

14

19

22

15

Resignation

73

99

98

141

117

Retirement

54

59

58

59

71

Voluntary Exit Scheme

0

1

9

0

0

Public Sector Transfer

249

0

0

0

0

 

445

212

226

252

240

For 2011-12, the 249 leavers are attributed to a Public Sector Transfer where SPS Nursing Staff were transferred to the employment of the NHS.