It has been assumed that the calculation simply reflects the (generally encouraging) performance of the Prison Service against its key performance indicators during 1993/94. However, we do not know if equal weight is given to each of the indicators, nor
what penalty Mr Lewis incurred for the service's failure to meet one of its targets (the percentage of prisoners unlocked for 12 hours on weekdays).
Presumably some qualitative element is also involved, as when Mr Lewis benefited from an earlier bonus for his first three months as Director General at the beginning of 1993.
If public officials are to receive such large additional sums for carrying out their duties, the basis of calculation should be a matter of public record.
Yours faithfully, STEPHEN SHAW Director Prison Reform Trust London, N1
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