HC Deb 13 February 1990 vol 167 c212W
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.