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Railway Inspectorate

Volume 173: debated on Thursday 24 May 1990

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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.

YearStaff in post Establishment
19792222
19802222
19812222
19822222
19832222
198423222
198523222
198619222
19871924
19881624
119892432
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.