HC Deb 26 January 1988 vol 126 c198W
Mr. Alexander

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many intakes of midwifery students were cancelled in 1985, 1986 and 1987 in each year ended 30 September; and what are the most recently available staffing figures.

Mr. Newton

I regret that information on the numbers of intakes cancelled is not collected centrally.

The latest available detailed staffing information is September 1986 and this shows:

National Health Service midwifery staff excluding agency staff at 30 September 1986: England
Wholetime equivalents1
Qualified midwives 18,670
Student midwives 4,180
1 Figures are independently rounded to nearest ten (10) wholetime equivalents.

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