HC Deb 07 November 1979 vol 973 cc177-8W
Mr. Cryer

asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) what is the estimated number of factory inspectors he hopes to employ in 1980;

(2) what provision of legal services for the assistance of the Factory Inspectorate is provided or envisaged; and if he will make a statement;

(3) if he will give the number of factory inspectors in post and making factory visits for 1973–1974, 1975–1976, 1977–1978 and 1979 at the most recent practicable date;

(4) what is the average frequency of factory inspection for 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1979 to the most recent practicable date.

Mr. Mayhew

I shall reply to the hon. Member as soon as possible.