HC Deb 19 October 1949 vol 468 c31W
52. Mr. C. S. Taylor

asked the Minister of Food how many enforcement officers are employed by his Department; how many have authority to visit hotels, restaurants and catering establishments; and how much has been spent by them in such establishments during the past six months while they have been on duty.

Mr. Strachey

Nine hundred and thirty-three enforcement inspectors were employed by my Department on 1st September this year. All of them have authority to enter and inspect food undertakings. The amount spent on "test meals" from 1st March to 31st August this year was £121 5s. 2d.