§ 24. Mr. Bill Michie
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he intends to increase staffing levels for safety-related matters within his Department.
§ 38. Mr. Caborn
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage of all staff in his Department are employed to improve safety standards in transport.
§ 56. Mr. McTaggart
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff in his Department are employed solely to enforce or improve safety standards in transport.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
Fostering and improving transport safety is one of the objectives of the Department and is of concern to all staff. Some groups with particular responsibilities for supervision and enforcement are: 355W
Number Railways inspectorate 37 Surveyor generals organisation 407 HM Coastguard 569 Driver testing and training 1,715 Road safety policy and vehicle standards and engineering 92 Vehicle inspectorate 1,550 Vehicle components approval 70 Air accidents investigation branch 41
Many of the 628 staff at the Transport and Road Research Laboratory are directly engaged on safety improvement research, and a major part of the work of the 5,401 staff at DVLC is concerned with documentation required for road safety purposes.