HC Deb 14 June 1988 vol 135 c124W
Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many (i) factory and (ii) wages inspectors were employed in Wales(a) in 1979 and (b) 1987; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Nicholls

[holding answer 13 June 1988]: On 1 June 1979 there were 33 factory and seven wages inspectors employed in Wales. On 1 June 1987, the numbers were 24 and three respectively. The Health and Safety Executive plans to increase factory inspector numbers nationally during 1988–89 and recruitment is currently underway. I consider the number of wages inspectors to be adequate.

Forward to