§ 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:
Number January: 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.