HC Deb 23 July 1985 vol 83 c487W
Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many health and safety inspectors were allocated to the construction industry in January of each year from 1979 to 1985.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

The numbers of health and safety inspectors allocated to inspection work in the construction industry were:

1979 86
1980 87
1981 90
1982 89
1983 88
1984 88
1985 86

In addition, there are a number of inspectors in Her Majesty's factory inspectorate's construction national industry group and in other specialist branches of the Health and Safety Executive who are engaged in advisory and policy work related to the construction industry.