§ 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.