§ 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 Descrip238W 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 28 Total Inspectors in Scotland 83