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Midwives: Training

Health written question – answered on 13th October 2011.

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Photo of Amber Rudd Amber Rudd Conservative, Hastings and Rye

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many student midwives were in receipt of a bursary in academic year 2010-11; what the average bursary paid to a student midwife was in that year; and what the total cost was to his Department of bursaries paid to student midwives.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The number of midwifery students who held a bursary, the average bursary paid to those students and the total cost of all bursaries paid to student midwives in academic year 2010-11 can be found in the following table.

Number of bursary holders (1) Average amount paid per bursary holder (2 ) (£) Total amount paid (2 ) (£)
2010-11 5,218 5,722 29,854,947
(1 )Includes nil award holders (European Union fees only students and students whose living allowance element of the Bursary has been reduced to nil after income assessment). (2 )Includes the basic award, all supplementary allowances and one-off payments. Note: All figures are rounded to the nearest pound. Source: NHS Student Bursaries Services Authority

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