HC Deb 07 May 1973 vol 856 c6W
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.

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