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Environmental Services

Environmental Health Statistics

December 2006

The publication provides an analysis of revenue expenditure and income, including the net cost of individual core functions; the characteristics of each local authority area, including the numbers and type of dwelling stock; the hazards encountered; the number and type of premises subject to inspection; staff numbers employed (including an analysis of the time spent on various core functions); information on hackney carriage licensing and house renovation grants; and details of enforcement action.

The estimated number of staff engaged in environmental health departments core functions covered in this survey at 31st March 2006 was 16,114 (FTE). Qualified environmental health officers (EHOs), excluding managers, comprise 3,820 of this total. The decline in EHO numbers since 1995 is 8.5%.

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December 2006

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