Local Government: Trading Standards

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 4th March 2020.

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Photo of Kenny MacAskill Kenny MacAskill Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice Team Member)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many local-authority employed trading standards officers were employed in each local authority area in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The Department does not hold this information. Local authorities are independent employers and as such are responsible for managing their own workforce, including the numbers employed and the positions held.

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