To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many professionally qualified inspectors were employed by the railway inspectorate for each year since 1979; and what was the full establishment level for each year.
[holding answer 22 May 1990]: The number of professionally qualified staff in post at 31 December of each year, together with the establishment for that year, is set out in the table.
|Year||Staff in post||Establishment|
|1 Includes one part-time.|
|2 + 1 supernumerary.|
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recommendations were made by the departmental review on the railway inspectorate; and what action he has taken.
[holding answer 22 May 1990]: A report of the review was presented in 1987, and included numerous recommendations. A copy is in the Library of the House. Many of the recommendations have been implemented. Work continues on the others.