HC Deb 30 November 1987 vol 123 cc463-4W
Sir Hugh Rossi

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will make it his policy to encourage young people entering nursing to take a degree course alongside their ward training by placing them on the same financial basis as those on traditional courses; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Newton

The United Kingdom Central Council's proposals for the reform of nurse education and training are currently being considered by the Department. Officials are also discussing the possible expansion of nursing degree courses with their opposite numbers in the Department of Education and Science, as existing degree courses are oversubscribed.