§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will list the higher education institutions 293W that operate the USS superannuation pension scheme which are not able to offer nurse training facilities as a result of changes to pension arrangements for nurse training staff.
§ Mr. Boswell
Decision on whether to offer nurse training are for individual institutions. I understand that discussions about the pensions arrangements for staff transferring from the national health service to higher education institutions are taking place between the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals and the relevant pensions authorities.