Trade Board Inspectors.

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments. – in the House of Commons on 13th March 1929.

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Photo of Mr William Kelly Mr William Kelly , Rochdale

33.

asked the Minister of Labour the number of inspectors in the Trade Board Department, also the number of visits made in 1928?

Photo of Sir Henry Betterton Sir Henry Betterton , Rushcliffe

The number of inspectors in the Trade Board Department is 60; in 1928 this staff carried out 14,438 inspections and in addition made 14,047 visits other than inspections.

Photo of Mr William Kelly Mr William Kelly , Rochdale

In view of the great area which has to be covered and the many industries that have to be visited, is there any prospect of an increase in the number of inspectors?

Photo of Sir Henry Betterton Sir Henry Betterton , Rushcliffe

No, Sir. I can hold out no hope of an increased number of inspectors, but the number of inspections have gone up in the last two years from 10 per cent. in 1927 to between 13 and 14 per cent. last year, which is the highest ever yet recorded.