§ 43. Mr. Livsey
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many visits to farms have been made by inspectors of the Health and Safety Executive in the last year; and how many inspectors exist for this task.
§ Mr. Nicholls
In the financial year ended 31 March 1989, 37,274 visits to farm premises (including horticulture and agricultural contractors) were made by Health and Safety Executive inspectors; on 1 January 1990, 149 inspectors were employed in the agricultural inspectorate field force for this purpose.