HC Deb 11 March 1968 vol 760 cc237-8W
Mr. Buchanan-Smith

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give the number of weights and measures inspectors employed in each county of Scotland; how many vacancies there are; and what the estimated increase will be in staff on account of the proposals in the Trade Descriptions Bill.

Mrs. Gwyneth Dnnwoody

The following table shows the number of inspectors employed by each weights and measures authority in Scotland, including counties. There is no central record of vacancies. It will be for each local authority enforcing the Trade Descrip tions Bill to decide its requirement of extra staff, who need not be weights and measures inspectors; consequently no estimate of the likely increase can be made.

Counties Inspectors
County of Ayr Joint 4
Burgh of Ayr
County of Aberdeen Joint 4
County of Kincardine
County of Angus Joint 3
Burgh of Arbroath
County of Argyll Joint 2
County of Bute
County of Banff Joint 2
County of Moray
County of Nairn
County of Berwick Joint 2
County of Peebles
County of Roxburgh
County of Selkirk
County of Caithness 2
County of Clackmannan 2
County of Dumfries 2
County of Dunbarton 3
County of Fife Joint 4
Burgh of Dunfermline
Burgh of Kirkcaldy
County of Inverness Joint 2
Burgh of Inverness
County of Kirkcudbright 1
County of Lanark Joint 5
Burgh of Hamilton
Burgh of Motherwell and Wishaw
Bugh of Rutherglen
County of Midlothian Joint 3
County of East Lothian
County of Orkney Joint 1
County of Zetland
County of Perth Joint 3
County of Kinross
County of Renfrewshire 2
County of Sutherland Joint 2
County of Ross and Cromarty
County of Stirling Joint 3
Burgh of Falkirk
Burgh of Stirling
County of West Lothian 2
County of Wigtown 1
Total County Inspectors covering also 9 Large Burghs 55

Cities and Other Burghs Inspectors
Aberdeen 2
Burgh of Airdrie Joint 1
Burgh of Coatbridge.
Burgh of Clydebank 1
Dundee 3
Edinburgh 5
Glasgow 10
Burgh of Greenock 1
Burgh of Kilmarnock 1
Burgh of Paisley 2
Burgh of Perth 2
Total Inspectors in Scotland 83