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Re-appointment of Dr Peter Knight as Chair to the Prison Service Pay Review Body

The Secretary of State for Justice has announced the re-appointment of Dr Peter Knight for 12 months.


Dr Knight has been reappointed as Chair of the Prison Service Pay Review Body (PSPRB) from 2 March 2017 to 1 March 2018).

The 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 the 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 the PSPRB, including that of the Chair, are made by the Prime Minister on the recommendation of the Justice Secretary.

The post is remunerated at a daily fee of £350 per day.

Published 12 January 2017