HC Deb 07 May 1982 vol 23 c154W
Mr. Ernie Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how the numbers employed by the Health and Safety Executive currently compare with the numbers in 1975.

Mr. Waddington

The Health and Safety Executive came into being on 1 January 1975, and was formed by the transfer of 3,170 staff from Government Departments. Between 1975 and 1978 a further 324 staff were transferred, and the number of staff in post at April 1982 was 3,814.