§ Mr. Clapham
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many extra inspectors the Health and Safety Executive in Northern Ireland aims to recruit. 
§ Mr. Ingram
The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland was established on 1 April 1999. Its board is currently considering the recommendations of the report of a needs analysis carried out by J. Rimington, a former Director General of the Health and Safety Executive. The outcome of these deliberations will advise future policy as regards the recruitment of extra Inspectors.