Points of Order

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:33 pm on 7th March 2007.

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Photo of Anne Main Anne Main Conservative, St Albans 12:33 pm, 7th March 2007

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. On 21 February, in reply to a question about antenatal services, the Prime Minister said:

"we are also increasing the number of midwives in training."—[ Hansard, 21 February 2007; Vol. 457, c. 260.]

In January 2006, however, we were told by the Minister of State, Department of Health, Andy Burnham that the number of students who entered midwifery training during 2004-05 was 2,374. But in October 2006 it was reported that there were 2,220 midwifery training places for 2005-06, which is a fall of 154 training places, and the Council of Deans estimates a further 10 per cent. fall on top of that. What can we do to ensure that the Prime Minister returns to the House to correct the misleading statement that he made in answer to my question?