HC Deb 17 June 2002 vol 387 c17W
Dr. Fox

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the funding allocations to medical education relative to other branches of higher education. [61471]

Margaret Hodge

Funding allocations for medical education are made by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) as described in the HEFCE publication 'Funding higher education in England—How the HEFCE allocates its funds' (Guide April 02/8).

The HEFCE funding methodology allocates funding over four price groups. Group D forms the base allocation. Group A, the highest, contains medical, dentistry and veterinary science courses. These are funded at four and a half times the base level, and in 2002–03, will be equal to £12,915 per annum per full-time student place.