HC Deb 16 March 1964 vol 691 c107W
24. Mr. George Craddock

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that some factories are visited by his inspectors as infrequently as every seven years; if he is satisfied that the provisions of the Factory Act are properly enforced under such circumstances; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Godber

Every factory should be thoroughly inspected at least once every four years. I am satisfied that as nearly as possible this is achieved. Many, of course, receive visits more frequently than this. If the hon. Member knows of any factories which inspectors have not visited for seven years, I should be glad to look into it.