§ 11. Mr. GIBBINS
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many factory inspectors are responsible for the dock area on Merseyside.
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir John Simon)
The responsibility is shared among the district staffs concerned, comprising six inspectors besides the superintending inspector. The bulk of the actual work of inspection is carried out by four of these.
§ Mr. GIBBINS
Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied that these men can attend to their work, having regard to the calls upon them?
§ Sir J. SIMON
My information is that the docks regulations are generally well observed, and that Merseyside gets a fair share of the attention of the inspectors. I am glad to say that the total strength of the inspectorate has been increased during this last year.