§ Mr. C. Smith
asked the Minister of Labour whether he will indicate the percentage of their time spent during 1948 by the staff of inspectors in the factories branch at the headquarters of his Department on office work and actual inspection of factories, respectively.
§ Mr. Isaacs
Factory inspectors attached to headquarters do not normally carry out inspections of factories in the ordinary sense. On the other hand a large proportion of their work is outside the office. It is estimated that the Chief and Deputy Chief Inspectors of Factories do not spend more than two per cent. of their time in visiting factories.