HC Deb 24 October 1972 vol 843 cc262-3W
Mr. Harold Walker

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what are the minimum qualifications required of candidates for admission into the Radio-Chemical Inspectorate; what is the current salary scale; and what are the present numbers.

Mr. Peter Walker

The Radio-Chemical Inspectors in my Department compriseOne Deputy Assistant Director on a salary scale of £5,525–£6,435. Four Radio-Chemical Inspectors on a salary scale of £4,185–£4,935.

Recruitment is at inspector level and the qualifications needed are: a university degree with first or second class honours in natural science, chemical engineering or an allied subject, or equivalent: considerable post-graduate experience: a broad knowledge of the atomic field, and specialised knowledge of at least one of the following: measurement, use and properties of radio-isotopes: health problems associated with radio-active materials: disposal of radio-active wastes: effects of atomic weapons.