§ Mr. Kilfedder
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the total cost of training a doctor at Queens University, Belfast, and the teaching hospitals over the average years of study required, including the cost of the university grant.
§ Mr. Moyle
I regret that without disproportionate costs to public funds it would not be possible to give the precise information requested.
The average recurrent cost in respect of a full-time student at Queen's University, Belfast, including medical students, for the academic year 1974–75 was £1,730. The estimated average cost of a Northern Ireland university student award was some £590 for the financial year 1974–75.
Additionally I would refer the hon. Member to Table 46 of Statistics of Education 1971 Vol. 6 (Universities) where details of the Queen's University, Belfast, academic departmental expenditure, student loads and academic staff are shown. These figures do not include teaching costs carried outside of the medical faculty in respect of pre-clinical students, nor do they include the cost to the teaching hospitals in respect of clinical study.