§ Mr. Lane
asked the Minister of Power what is the current backlog of work in testing instruments in each of his Department's safety testing establishments; and how many items of equipment that had not been passed by the latest convenient date were submitted for testing since June, 1968, since January, 1968, and in 1967 or before, respectively.
§ Mr. Freeson
At 31st October, 1968 three items of flameproof electrical apparatus and three items of intrinsically safe electrical equipment were awaiting test at the Safety in Mines Research Establishment; all were received during the month.
At the same date the following items were being tested or had been tested and were awaiting further action, mainly by the applicants, before certification.
Date received Lamps, methanometers and breathing apparatus Flameproof electrical apparatus Intrinsically safe electrical equipment Before 1.1.68 6 1 10 Before 30.6.68 4 2 12 Since 1.7.68 7 8 15