§ 33. Mr. Alan Williams
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the total establishment of weights and measures inspectors in Wales; and how far the service is below establishment.
§ Sir G. Howe
The complementing and staffing of local authority services in Wales is a matter for the 19 individual authorities. I am not aware of any serious deficiency of inspectors in Wales, although inevitably the recent commitment of the inspectorate to undertake work on monitoring post-VAT prices has meant that some other parts of its work have sometimes had to be deferred.