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Health And Safety Inspectors

Volume 990: debated on Monday 4 August 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many inspectors are now employed by the Health and Safety Executive; and by what

injury and disease, strikes and industrial disputes and unemployment for each of the last three years.

Annual statistics for three of the categories and very approximate estimates for working days lost through unemployment are as follows:percentage the number of inspectors has been reduced during the previous 12 months.

The Health and Safety Executive had 1,443 inspectors in post at 1 July 1980. This is an increase of just over 1 per cent. Compared with the number of inspectors in post at 1 July 1979.