§ Mr. Lane
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what is currently the number of outstanding applications for safety certificates for industrial instruments; and how many applications for which certificates have not yet been issued were submitted since June, 1968, since January, 1968, and in 1967 or before.
§ Mr. Fernyhough
Following is the information (relating to applications, dealt with by H.M. Factory Inspectorate, for certificates of instrinsic safety in respect of certain electrical instruments):
Number of applications outstanding at 1st November, 1968 174 Number of outstanding applications submitted: (a) since 30th June, 1968 31 (b) in period 1st January, 1968 to 30th June, 1968 40 (c) in period 1st January, 1967 to 31st December, 1967 58 (d) before 1st January, 1967 45