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Medical And Dental Studies

Volume 414: debated on Thursday 18 October 1945

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asked the Minister of Education what maintenance scholarships exist for training for the medical and dental professions; and what proportion of the total number of students are in receipt of such scholarships.

State scholarships and major awards by local education authorities may be held for the study of medicine and dentistry. These are the only awards with which my Department is concerned, apart from awards under the Further Education and Training Scheme. The figures asked for are not available in my Department, but I would refer my hon. Friend to the figures quoted on page 101 of the Report of the Inter-departmental Committee on Medical Schools published in 1944, and to paragraph 25 of the interim reports of the Inter-departmental Committee on Dentistry (Cmd. 6565).

asked the Minister of Education if any special arrangements have been made for the training of selected ex-Service personnel for the medical and dental professions.

Assistance under the Government's Further Education and Training Scheme would be available in suitable cases and subject to the usual conditions to ex-Service men and women wishing to study medicine or dentistry.