§ Mr. Craigen
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the present staffing figures of the Health and Safety Executive as compared with those in July 1979; and what were the corresponding numbers of staff employed as factory inspectors.
§ Mr. Gummer
The Health and Safety Executive employed 3,719 staff at 1 July 1983 as compared with 4,237 at 2 July 1979. Of these, 845 were factory inspectors at 1 July 1983 as compared with 951 at 2 July 1979.