Nurses: Debts

Department of Health written question – answered on 25th May 2016.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the level of student debt among nurses.

Photo of Ben Gummer Ben Gummer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Government is currently consulting on its proposed scheme for student finance. As part of that consultation a number of questions are asked about student support. The Government will respond to the consultation in due course.

It is for the respective Governments in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to consider such issues for their health system.

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