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Horticultural Marketing Inspectorate

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1980

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asked the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many inspectors are employed by the Horticultural Marketing Inspectorate; and what is their deployment.

At 1 March 1980 the Horticultural Marketing Inspectorate comprised 128 staff. They were deployed as follows:

Departmental Region and No. of Inspectors
Headquarters (Administration and training)7
London (covering the Greater London Area and Heathrow Airport but excluding Western International Market)23
South Eastern (covering Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, East and West Sussex and Western International Market)27
Eastern (covering Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk10

East Midland (covering Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire8
South Western (covering Avon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire)7
West Midland (covering Cheshire, Hereford, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcester and West Midland Metropolitan County)11
Northern (covering Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and parts of North Yorkshire)4
Yorkshire and Lancashire (covering Humberside, Lancashire, Mersey-side, Greater Manchester, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and parts of North Yorkshire)27