HC Deb 30 May 1927 vol 207 cc27-8W

asked the Minister of Health how many inspectors were at work under his Department in 1913, 1925, and 1926, respectively, and at what cost in salaries and expenses?


The number of inspectors at work under my Department on 1st April in the years 1913, 1925, and 1926, was 387, 471, and 648, respectively, the estimated cost for the year in salaries and expenses being £144,000, £280,000, and £314,000, respectively. The increase between 1913 and 1925 was principally due to new inspection undertaken for the Ministry of Labour under the Unemployment Insurance Acts. The increase between 1925 and 1926 was due to new inspection under the Widows', Orphans' and Old Age Contributory Pensions Act, 1925.