HC Deb 05 December 1991 vol 200 cc209-10W
Mr. Rowlands

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many people are employed in Her Majesty's inspectorate for schools in England; and what increase or decrease is being proposed.

Mr. Eggar

There are currently around 470 HMI. That number will be reduced over time to up to 175 to fulfill the functions set out in the Education (Schools) Bill.