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Factory Inspectorate

Volume 81: debated on Monday 17 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he is satisfied with the numbers employed by Her Majesty's Factory Inspectorate and the efficiency of their operations.

Her Majesty's factory Inspectorate has sufficient staff to perform its essential functions. Efforts have been and are continuing to be made further to improve the efficiency of the inspectorate's operations.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the number of prosecutions made by Her Majesty's Factory Inspectorate between 1979 and 1985 and the average cost or penalty imposed.

The numbers of prosecutions made by Her Majesty's Factory Inspectorate between 1979 and 1985 and the average penalties imposed are as follows:

YearProsecutionsAverage penalty £
19791,227181
19801,297179
19811,142206
19821,350344
19831,470265
19841,300332
1985 figures are not yet available.