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Nurses: Training

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the basic NHS bursary rate for (a) degree nurse students and (b) diploma nurse students in real terms has been in each year since 1997. (269302)

The rates for the basic NHS bursary, at 2008 prices, are set out in the following tables.

At 2008 prices, based on CPI1 (£)

Diploma rates

Living in London

Living elsewhere

2008 (new students)2

7,629.00

6,531.00

2008 (existing students)2

7,374.00

6,275.00

2007 (new students)2

7,663.80

6,561.03

2007 (existing student)2

7,407.41

6,303.61

2006

7,437.84

6,330.10

2005

7,402.49

6,299.51

2004

7,362.57

6,265.66

2003

7,271.62

6,188.95

2002

7,205.70

6,133.09

2001

7,133.65

6,072.53

2000

6,538.23

5,565.32

1999

6,414.08

5,456.86

1998

6,354.31

5,406.01

1997

6,294.72

5,355.93

1Source: Office for National Statistics. Consumer price index (CPI) taken in April of each year.

2 In 2007 certain allowances were removed from the scheme to make it compliant with age discrimination legislation. Existing students remained on the previous rules and new rates introduced for new entrants.

At 2008 prices, based on CPI1 (£)

Degree rates

London

Elsewhere

Parental home

2008 (new students)2

3,306.00

2,739.00

2,287.00

2008 (existing students)2

3,050.00

2,483.00

2,031.00

2007 (new students)2

3,320.67

2,751.27

2,297.18

2007 (existing students)2

3,064.28

2,493.85

2,068.60

2006

3,076.70

2,504.32

2,076.88

2005

3,061.80

2,491.96

2,038.68

2004

3,045.37

2,478.76

2,027.68

2003

3,007.68

2,447.98

2,002.90

2002

2,980.73

2,425.23

1,984.90

2001

2,950.99

2,401.54

1,965.42

2000

2,704.48

2,200.65

1,801.05

1999

2,655.06

2,160.15

1,764.22

1998

2,630.88

2,140.18

1,749.98

1Source: Office for National Statistics. Consumer price index (CPI) taken in April of each year.

2 In 2007 certain allowances were removed from the scheme to make it compliant with age discrimination legislation. Existing students remained on the previous rules and new rates introduced for new entrants.