§ Mr. Forman
The Department currently employs 2,723 civil servants. This figure includes 385 Her Majesty's inspectors of whom the majority together with their support staff will transfer to the office of Her Majesty's chief inspector—OHMCI—which is to be constituted as a 571W separate non-ministerial department from 1 September. The figure also includes 323 civil servants based in the Teachers Pensions Agency. The total net running costs for the DFE and OHMCI for 1992–93 are expected to be in the region of £103 million.
On 1 July 1970 the Department employed 3,195 civil servants. The total net running costs for 1969–70 were £6,549,000.