HC Deb 13 February 1980 vol 978 c664W
Mr. John Grant

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if public expenditure cuts have affected or will affect the staffing of the Health and Safety Executive; and, if so, to what extent they concern the committed expansion of the Factory Inspectorate and the frequency of visits, the increasing work on major hazards, local authority planning permission inquiries and the testing of equipment and appliances for safety purposes, the attitude of the inspectorate towards recommended and statutory standards and general recruitment.

Mr. Mayhew

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