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NHS: Training

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many applicants there were for student means-tested NHS bursaries in each of the last five years; (242428)

(2) how many student applicants have been refused means-tested NHS bursaries in each of the last five years.

Information on the number of applicants for the means-tested NHS bursary is not held centrally and is currently not available from the NHS Business Services Authority. The NHS Business Services Authority does not hold information about how many students have been refused a means-tested NHS bursary.

The NHS Business Services Authority has provided the following information about the number of means-tested NHS bursaries, which were assessed in each of the last five academic years.

Academic year

Number of student means-tested NHS bursaries assessed

2003-04

31,044

2004-05

34,083

2005-06

37,197

2006-07

39,657

2007-08

41,310