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Appointment of Roberta Brownlee as member to the Prison Service Pay Review Body

The Secretary of State for Justice has announced the appointment of Roberta Brownlee for a tenure of 5 years.


Roberta Brownlee has been appointed to the Prison Service Pay Review Body (PSPRB) as member with Northern Ireland experience from 1 April 2017 to 30 April 2022.

PSPRB provides the government with independent advice on the remuneration of operational prison staff in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, as set out in The Prison Service (Pay Review Body) Regulations 2001 (SI 2001 No. 1161).

Appointments and re-appointments to PSPRB are regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. This re-appointment has been made in line with the Commissioner’s Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments to Public Bodies.

Public appointments to PSPRB are made by the Prime Minister on the recommendation of the Justice Secretary in consultation with the Northern Ireland Justice Minister.

Published 19 April 2017