§ 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.