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Nurses: Students

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 14 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding was allocated to returning to (a) nursing and (b) midwifery courses in each of the last five years. (202847)

In 2004-05 £4.3 million was set aside and £2 million in 2005-06 to fund return to practice initiatives for all healthcare professionals, some of which would have been used for nursing and midwifery courses. From 2006-07 onwards, money for such schemes has been baselined into the multi professional education and training budget and cannot be disaggregated. The earliest year for which information is available is 2004-05.