HC Deb 20 May 1957 vol 570 cc63-4W
Mr. Owen

asked the Minister of Labour how many factory inspectors are in the service covering industry in the East End of London; the numbers for 1939, 1949 and 1956, respectively; and what steps are now being taken for recruitment.

Mr. Iain Macleod:

The number at the present time is seven and for 1939, 1949 and 1956, six, four and seven respec tively. Recruitment to the General Inspectorate is from continuing open competitions which are advertised in the national Press.