§ Mrs. Dunwoody
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions in the last 12 months reports have been made to the railway inspectorate regarding unqualified contractors found to be working on the rail network. 
§ Mr. Watts
Instances of unqualified contractors working on the rail network are not reportable under the statutory reporting requirement. From time to time, Health and Safety Executive inspectors receive information or complaints alleging that unqualified contractors are working on the rail network, and these are invariable followed up by HSE's railway inspectorate. However, no central record exists and the information requested could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.