Plaid Cymru: Debts of “drafted” final year students should be partly written-off

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Plaid Cymru has called for the debts of final year medical, nursing and social work students – who will be offered temporary full-time placements during the pandemic – to be partly written-off.

Rhun ap Iorwerth AM (Plaid, Ynys Môn) said: “To show our gratitude and as recognition of the invaluable contribution they are making and will continue to make to the frontline operation over the course of this crisis, part of their student debt should be written off.”

Although Plaid Cymru didn’t say how large a proportion of their debt should be written-off, he also repeated calls for all frontline workers to have full access to virus testing, proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and access to mental health support.

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