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Factory Inspectors

Volume 130: debated on Tuesday 29 March 1988

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40.

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many factory inspectors the Health and Safety Executive had in place on 1 March.

On 1 March 1988 there were 598 factory inspectors in post in the Health and Safety Executive.

55.

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what has been the change in the number of Her Majesty's factory inspectors since 1979.

On 1 April 1979 there were 742 factory inspectors in post in the Health and Safety Executive. On 1 March 1988 there were 598. Recruitment to the inspectorate is at present under way.

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish in the Official Report, the numbers of Health and Safety Executive factory inspectors in (a) Scotland and (b) the United Kingdom in each year since the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act.

The numbers are as follows:

Year(1 January)Factory Inspectors in ScotlandFactory Inspectors in Great Britain1
197653568
197755664
197861691
197961709
198068756
198165743
198261690
198356662
198451634
198551638
198650614
198746626
1988243598
1 The Health and Safety Executive does not enforce health and safety legislation in Northern Ireland. Figures provided cover England, Scotland and Wales.
2 1st March 1988.