HC Deb 12 December 1990 vol 182 c410W
Ms. Richardson

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to increase the number of qualified inspectors of weights and measures; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Leigh

Inspectors of weights and measures are employed by the local weights and measures authorities and it is the responsibility of each of these authorities to recruit, train and retain sufficient qualified inspectors to enforce consumer protection legislation in their area.