HC Deb 01 April 1985 vol 76 cc481-2W
Rev. Martin Smyth

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he takes to ensure that bursaries available for the training of social workers, radiographers, occupational therapists, chiropodists and dental students, from funds provided by his Department, are taken up; and if he will take steps to ensure that there is no shortfall in the intake of students for these courses next year.

Mr. Chris Patten

[pursuant to his reply, 28 March 1985, c. 301]: Social work and dental students receive mandatory awards for degree courses from the five

Mode A Mode B1 Mode B2
Per cent. *Number of schemes Per cent. *Number of schemes Per cent. *Number of schemes
Agent/sponsor provides all work-based training 52 2,193 24 252 7 36
Some work-based training sub-contracted 20 844 58 610 30 154
All work-based training sub-contracted 26 1,097 17 179 61 313
Not stated 2 84 1 11 2 10
Total 100 4,218 100 1,052 100 513
* Results from the 1984 providers survey applied to the count of schemes obtained from the October 1983 census of schemes.

education and library boards in Northern Ireland. Bursaries for students undertaking diploma courses in radiography, occupational therapy, chiropody and social work are awarded by the Department of Health and Social Services to ensure that the supply of suitably qualified persons matches the demand of the health and personal social services in Northern Ireland.