§ Mr. Harold Walker
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the minimum qualification required of candidates for admission into the Explosives Inspectorate; what is the current salary scale for such inspectors; and what are the present numbers.
§ Mr. Lane
The minimum qualifications are an honours degree, or equivalent, in chemistry or chemical engineering or corporate membership of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. Experience in research or production in the chemical industry is also necessary. The numbers 289W of posts in the inspectorate and rates pay are:
1 Chief Inspector—£7,276. 1 Second Inspector—£5,350—£6,260. 7 Inspectors—£4,185—£4,939. 2 Assistant Inspectors—£2,910—£3,760.