HC Deb 15 December 1987 vol 124 c475W
85. Mr. Skinner

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what recent representations he has received regarding the Health and Safety Executive manpower cuts; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Nicholls

I have received a number of representations on the subject of resources for the Health and Safety Commission and Executive. For 1988–89 it is planned that their total expenditure will increase by £6.7 million compared to the previous White Paper provision for that year. This will allow the number of inspectors to be increased by 60 above present levels.

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