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Board Of Trade (Inspection Staff)

Volume 387: debated on Tuesday 16 March 1943

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asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) the horse-power of the motor-car used by his inspecting officers in Bristol;(2) the number and ages of the inspection staff of his Department in Bristol?

The number of officers, with inspecting duties on my staff at Bristol, who have to cover six counties, is 13. One is inspector of laundry services, aged 30. Three are investigation officers, aged 53, 56 and 60. Four are accountants, aged 28, 35, 43 and 54. Five work for the local price regulation committee, aged 31, 44, 49, 60 and 61. Two of these inspecting officers have motor-cars of 8 horse-power.

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many permanent and how many temporary civil servants, fit for military service, are employed by his Department as inspectors, investigators and in similar posts on the outdoor staff of the age of 29 and under?

No permanent civil servants, fit for military service, aged 29 or under, are employed on these duties. Twenty-nine temporary civil servants are so employed. All of these are qualified accountants.