§ Mr. Clapham
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many factory inspectors there are in Northern Ireland; and how many are trained in the health and safety aspects of asbestos removal. 
§ Mr. Ingram
At present there are 32 Health and Safety Inspectors covering the employment sectors for which the HSENI has responsibility.
Two Health and Safety Inspectors have received training in the safety aspects of asbestos removal, one of whom is the Principal Inspector with responsibility for occupational health issues.