§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. Betterton)
The number of inspectors in the Trade Board Department is 60; in 1928 this staff carried out 14,438 inspections and in addition made 14,047 visits other than inspections.
§ Mr. BETTERTON
No, Sir. I can hold out no hope of an increased number of inspectors, but the number of inspections have gone up in the last two years from 10 per cent. in 1927 to between 13 and 14 per cent. last year, which is the highest ever yet recorded.