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Health And Safety Executive

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 11 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what percentage of its planned programme of basic inspections the Health and Safety Executive area offices (a) 01 south-west, (b) 02 south, (c) 03 south-east, (d) 05/06 London north and south, (e) 07 East Anglia, (f) 08 northern home counties, (g) 09 east midlands, (h) 10 west midlands, (i) 11 Wales, (j) 12 Marches, (k) 13 north midlands, (l) 14 South Yorkshire and Humberside, (m) 15 West and North Yorkshire, (n) 20 Scotland east and (o) 21 Scotland west have achieved in the half year from I April to 31 October 1989.

The plan of the Health and Safety Executive's factory inspectorate is based on proportions of time to be spent on different aspects of its work. The information requested is given in the table:

Preventive inspection visits made as a percentage of the total number of visits it was estimated would be carried out in the half year 1 April 1989 to 30 September 1989
AreaPer cent.
01 South West88·6
02 South106·4
03 South East107·5
05/06 London North and South79·8
07 East Anglia93·8
08 Northern Home Counties80·3
09 East Midlands103·5
10 West Midlands109·5
11 Wales99·6
12 Marches108·8
13 North Midlands89·7
14 South Yorkshire and Humberside87·5
15 West and North Yorkshire93·9
20 Scotland East98·1
21 Scotland West75·1