Wednesday 9 May 2018 / 8:03 PM Angela Rayner / Health / Jonathan Ashworth

The Tories’ vote tonight makes it even harder for people to train to work in the NHS – Rayner & Ashworth

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, speaking after the Government voted down Labour’s House of Commons motion to protect NHS bursaries, said:

“The Government has badly failed the next generation of nurses today by forcing through further cuts to their support and burdening health students with yet more debt.

“Labour will continue to fight these regressive cuts at every step to make sure health students get the support they need.”

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, said:

“The Government’s decision to abolish NHS bursaries has led to a huge fall in numbers applying for these courses and will make the NHS staffing crisis even worse.

“Now Ministers are pushing ahead with further bursary cuts in the face of all evidence.

“By cutting bursaries for postgraduate students, the Tories’ vote tonight makes it even harder for people to train to work in the NHS.”