228678 - Nurses: Training (Answered)

Heidi Alexander
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many training posts for nurses were commissioned in England in each year from 1989-90 to 1997-98.

George Freeman

The following table provides information on the number of pre-registration nurse training places that were commissioned for the years 1996-97 and 1997-98. The Department does not hold data prior to this date.

Year

Number of places commissioned

1996-97

14,325

1997-98

15,743

Source: Data provided to the Department of Health by the commissioners of pre-registration training