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Medical And Dental Schools

Volume 174: debated on Thursday 14 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the total additional cost for teaching paid to each medical and dental school in Scotland; and how much that represents per student.

The additional cost of undergraduate medical and dental education and research in hospitals which support teaching is reflected in the allocation of resources for recurrent expenditure made to the four teaching health boards. The amount made available for this purpose for the financial year 1990–91 is set out in the table:

Teaching Health Board£ million
Greater Glasgow32·076
This represents a cost of £36,450 per medical student and £9,110 per dental student.