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Health and Safety Executive: Manpower

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff worked for the Health and Safety Executive (a) at the most recent date for which figures are available and (b) in 1997. (220620)

[holding answer 21 July 2008]: The number of staff working for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) at 1 May 2008, including those employed by the Health and Safety Laboratory was 3,583 full-time equivalent staff (FTEs). On 1 April 1997, the figure was 4,077 FTEs. These figures are not, however, comparable as the functions of HSE have changed over the period.