To ask the Secretary of State for Health
(1) when the first cohort of new dentists will qualify from the new dental school in Carlisle;
(2) how many students are expected to qualify as dentists from the new dental school in Carlisle each year.
The new dental school at the University of Central Lancashire has four dental education centres at Accrington, Blackpool, Carlisle and Morecambe Bay where students are trained in clinical dentistry. The school admitted its first cohort of 32 students, eight of whom will be placed in Carlisle, in autumn 2007. The first students to graduate from this cohort will qualify as dentists in the summer of 2011.