§ Dr. David Clark
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, further to his reply to the hon. Member for South Shields on 2 February, Official Report, column 494, concerning Her Majesty's radiochemical inspectorate, what is the total number of such inspectors presently in post; what is the authorised complement; when was the staffing level of the inspectorate last reviewed; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
The total number of Her Majesty's radiochemical inspectors in post is 22. The authorised complement is 32 but this complement is currently under review and an additional five inspectors have been approved for 1987–88.