§ Dr. Evan Harris (Oxford, West and Abingdon)
I am pleased to present this petition on behalf of no fewer than 3, 779 medical students from medical schools up and down the country. The petition states:The ineligibility of medical students who started at medical school prior to 1998 to receive full student loans in the final year of study is inequitable. Final year medical students are unable to work to support themselves during their course as academic years can be up to 50 weeks long and they incur far greater expenditure than students in other disciplines. Medical students maintain that the Government's continued refusal to recognise this is unjustifiable.The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons calls upon the Government to ensure that all final year medical students are eligible to apply for the full financial support that they so urgently need.
To lie upon the Table.