HC Deb 01 May 1950 vol 474 cc151-2W
Mr. Garner-Evans

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what qualifications are required of the fuel inspectors employed by his Department.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

Fuel inspectors need ability to interpret the provisions of Statutory Instruments and to obtain and report on evidence concerning alleged breaches of Orders administered by my Department. A knowledge of police court procedure, though an asset, is not a necessary qualification, and previous experience, personality and standard of education are all taken into consideration by the selection board when interviewing candidates for appointment.