HC Deb 26 June 1979 vol 969 cc127-8W
Mr. Park

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many factory inspectors were actually in post at the nearest convenient date; what, if any, were the number of unfilled posts on the same date; and what, if any, reductions are proposed in the number of such posts.

Mr. Mayhew

I am informed by the chairman of the Health and Safety Commission that on 1 April 1979 there were 955 factory inspectors in post. On that date there were 60 unfilled vacancies and there are no proposals to effect reductions on the overall number of posts.