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Factory Inspectors (Training)

Volume 12: debated on Wednesday 11 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many factory inspectors are at the moment undergoing training; and how many will receive training in each of the next two years.

There are at present 34 factory inspectors undergoing probationary training. This number includes 15 specialist inspectors.The number of inspectors who will be under training during the next two years will depend on the pattern of recruitment. Although some recruitment is intended in the next two years it is not at this stage possible to say how many inspectors this might involve.