Student Midwives

Health written question – answered on 22nd June 2005.

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Photo of Harry Cohen Harry Cohen Labour, Leyton and Wanstead

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to issue policy guidance following the ruling in the case of Fletcher v. NHS Pension Agency and the Secretary of State for Health to the NHS Pensions Agency on the subject of payment of bursaries to student midwives during maternity leave.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (Care Services)

We are currently considering the outcome of the employment appeal tribunal. We are committed to operating national health service bursaries in ways that are fair and support students across the range of domestic circumstances, in which they might find themselves.

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