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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-19595: Gordon Lindhurst (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 25 October 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many Environmental Health Officers (EHO) are in post in each local authority area, also broken down by how many EHO vacancies each council has.

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 6 November 2018

I am informed by Food Standards Scotland that information on staff engaged in food law enforcement activity in the year 2017-18 was reported to them by local authorities.

Details of the reported numbers are as follows:

Local Authority

Number of Local Authority Environmental Health Officers and Food Safety Officers currently engaged in food law enforcement activity

 

Number of Local Authority Environmental Health Officers and Food Safety Officers reported to be required to fully manage all food law enforcement activity

 

Shortfall in Number of professional staff engaged in food law enforcement duties

Aberdeen City Council

13

14.5

1.5

Aberdeenshire Council

16.5

No data available

 

Angus Council

7.6

9

1.4

Argyll and Bute Council

8

9

1

City of Edinburgh Council

15.05

17.5

2.45

Clackmannanshire Council

4.4

4.4

0

Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar

2

2.4

0.4

Dumfries and Galloway Council

7.3

7.25

0

Dundee City Council

14.9

14.9

0

East Ayrshire Council

6

6

0

East Dunbartonshire Council

3.5

3.5

0

East Lothian Council

4.3

4.3

0

East Renfrewshire Council

6

6

0

Falkirk Council

5.8

8

2.2

Fife Council

14

14

0

Glasgow City Council

19

20

1

Highland Council

11

12

1

Inverclyde Council

2

2.8

0.8

Midlothian Council

3

3

0

Moray Council

10

10

0

North Ayrshire Council

8

8

0

North Lanarkshire Council

20

27

7

Orkney Islands Council

4

4

0

Perth and Kinross Council

6.5

7

0.5

Renfrewshire Council

7.5

7.5

0

Scottish Borders Council

5.5

5.5

0

Shetland Islands Council

2.75

2.75

0

South Ayrshire Council

8

8

0

South Lanarkshire Council

13

15

2

Stirling Council

8

8

0

West Dunbartonshire Council

3.65

3.65

0

West Lothian Council

6.3

7.2

0.9