§ 9. Mr. MANDER
asked the Minister of Labour the number of inspectors under the Trade Boards Act; the number added since the present Government took office; and to what extent arrears in the investigation of complaints exist at the present time?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
The number of inspectors now is 78 of whom 12 have been appointed since the present Government took office. The number of complaints outstanding at the end of April last was 248, but these do not constitute arrears.
§ Mr. MANDER
Does the right hon. Lady consider that there is now a sufficient number of inspectors to deal with all the work?