HC Deb 22 February 1965 vol 707 c1W
14. Mr. Varley

asked the Minister of Labour to what extent Her Majesty's inspectors of factories pay routine visits to factories within the Chesterfield area; and what is the average length of time which separates each visit.

Mr. Thornton

As I said in reply to a previous Question, our programme of general inspection is a four-year cycle. In the Chesterfield area, however, factories have been receiving a thorough general inspection, on average, rather more frequently than this. About 400 other visits to factories of the kinds mentioned in my previous reply are made in the area annually.