HC Deb 15 February 1989 vol 147 c229W
Mr. Oakes

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many factory inspectors he estimates will be necessary to enforce the European workplace and environmental directives.

Mr. Nicholls

Until current draft directives emerge in their final shape from negotiations, it is not possible to state what, if any, implications they might have for requirements for factory inspectors. Resources for the Health and Safety Executive are reviewed annually.