HC Deb 02 May 1972 vol 836 c117W
Mr. Oakes

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many alkali inspectors are employed by his Department at the present time; and if he intends to increase this number.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths:

The inspectorate's complement has been increased from 26 to 36 over the last year; 35 are now in post. There will be a further increase when testing teams are set up within the inspectorate.