Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:31 pm on 13th September 2017.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt The Secretary of State for Health 1:31 pm, 13th September 2017

I assure the hon. Lady that we are making reforms because we want to train more nurses and to fund more nurse training places. There has been a dip in the number of people taking up nurse training places this year, as there was when the higher education reforms were introduced in 2012, but it recovered soon after that and we now see in other parts of higher education record numbers of students from poorer backgrounds going to university.