§ Mr. Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the estimated average cost to the State of training a doctor of medicine between university entrance and MB graduation.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
I have been asked to reply.
The estimated average cost, including overheads and indirect hospital costs but excluding capital expenditure and student support, is nearly £20,000 at present prices. The average capital cost of a new medical place, including fees, furniture and equipment, is about £12,000 at present prices.