§ 17. Mr. G. Darling
asked the Minister of Labour how many factory inspectors were appointed in 1950 and 1951; how many of these were university graduates in chemistry, physics or engineering; and how many more are needed to bring the inspectorate up to the required numbers.
§ Sir W. Monckton
Twenty-six factory inspectors were appointed from the two competitions held in 1950 and 12 from the first 1951 competition. Sixteen candidates were declared successful in the second competition in 1951 and were offered appointments. Six have already168W taken up duty and two others have accepted and are reporting in March. Four of the candidates appointed were university graduates in chemistry, physics, or engineering.
Twenty-nine more inspectors are needed to bring the Inspectorate up to the required numbers. This figure will be reduced to 21 if the remaining eight successful candidates accept appointment.