HC Deb 21 January 1986 vol 90 cc122-3W
46. Mr. Tony Lloyd

asked the Paymaster General if he has any plans to increase the number of factory inspectors in the north-west region.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

Decisions on the number and distribution of inspectors are a matter for the Health and Safety Commission and Executive, subject to the limits set by the Government on total salary expenditure and manpower. Six new factory inspectors are to start work in the executive's Manchester, north-west and Merseyside area offices in the next three months.