To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the total number of inspections carried out by inspectors within Her Majesty's inspectorate of pollution, in each year since its commencement.
Details of inspection visits carried out in 1987–88 and 1988–89 are contained in Her Majesty's inspectorate of pollution's MINIS 9 and MINIS 10 returns, available in the Library. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State gave details of inspections in 1989–90 in the answer he gave on 22 May 1990 to the hon. Member for Dewsbury (Mrs. Taylor).