HC Deb 29 January 2001 vol 362 c39W
Ms Rosie Winterton

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many students are(a) studying for degrees in podiatry and (b) training in chiropody; how many have qualified in each of the last five years; and what the cost of training is. [147269]

Mr. Denham

I have been asked to reply.

Funding for chiropody/podiatry was transferred from the Department for Education and Employment in 1998–99. In 2000–01 we commissioned 364 training places for chiropody/podiatry degrees.

Data are not collected centrally on the numbers of students who qualify.

In 1999–2000, £4.4 million was spent on chiropody/ podiatry pre-registration training. The forecast spend for 2000–01 is £5.9 million.

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