§ Mr. Jenkin
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if his Department will fund the cost of the special support beyond year four for Scottish medical and dental students studying in England, Wales or Northern Ireland; and if he will make an estimate of the cost. 
§ Mr. Galbraith
[holding answer 8 December 1997]: It is the Government's intention that all eligible UK medical and dental students should benefit from the special provisions announced by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health on 23 September. The arrangements and costs will be the subject of further discussion between the Departments concerned.