§ Mr. Boswell
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on delays in the payment of grants to student nurses. 
§ Mr. Denham
We accept that there have been delays in the payment of bursaries to some National Health Service funded student nurses and are aware that a minority of students have not yet received bursaries to which they are entitled.
Around 24,000 bursary applications have now been processed and all students who are entitled will have received a payment by 10 November.