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Health Services: Training

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what (a) funding for training purposes was provided to and (b) expenditure on training was made by each strategic health authority in 2006-07; (137294)

(2) pursuant to the answer of 8 May 2007, Official Report, column 162W, on the NHS: training, what funding for training purposes was allocated to strategic health authorities (SHAs) in 2006-07, broken down by SHA; and what the actual expenditure on training was in each authority.

The funding provided to strategic health authorities for training and education in 2006-07 is shown in the following table.

2006-07 multi professional education and training (MPET) allocations

Strategic health authority (SHA)

Total MPET allocations (£000)

East Midlands SHA

276,532

East of England SHA

291,090

London SHA

898,301

North East SHA

199,527

North West SHA

499,511

South Central SHA

256,782

South East Coast SHA

201,456

South West SHA

308,193

West Midlands SHA

350,911

Yorkshire and Humberside SHA

484,048

England Total

3,766,349

The actual amount spent on education for 2006-07 is not yet known.

The Department of Health is in the process of collecting returns relating to expenditure on education and training in 2006-07. Validated data are expected to be available by the end of June 2007.