HC Deb 03 December 1945 vol 416 c2042W
Mr. Hastings

asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of factory medical officers, whole and part time, at the present time and also a year ago.

Mr. Isaacs

I have been asked to reply. At the end of 1944 there were 13 full time medical inspectors and 1,862 examining surgeons appointed under the Factories Act, the latter doing varying amounts of medical work at factories which does not occupy the whole of their time. In addition there were known to the Department to be approximately 180 doctors exercising full-time medical supervision and 890 exercising substantial medical supervision in factories on a regular part-time basis. During the past year there has been no substantial change in these numbers.