asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give the resources allocated to the Health and Safety Executive in each year of its existence stating them in (a) cash terms and (b) real terms; and if he will give the number of inspections carried out in each year.
The resources allocated to the Health and Safety Commission and Executive have been published each year in Supply Estimates. When these are deflated using the single index most widely used for such purposes, the gross domestic product deflator, the figures are as shown in the following table. When using the figures in column (3) it should be remembered that a number of elements within the Health and Safety Commission/Executive's budget have not moved in line with the gross domestic product over this period.
|Year (1)||Supply Estimate (2)||At 1983–84 prices (3)|
|Year||Number of Visits|