§ Mr. Jim Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nursing students have dropped out of their studies in each year of nursing courses during the period 1992 to present(a) in the United Kingdom, (b) in England and (c) in the west midlands; and if he will list these figures as a percentage change on the previous year. 
§ Mr. Malone
The information requested is not available centrally. I refer the Hon. Member to the National Boards for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for information relating to nursing students.279W
§ Mr. Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the cost per nursing student for each year of study for the period 1992 to present; and if he will list it as a percentage change on the previous year.