HC Deb 13 November 1911 vol 31 c43
Baron de FOREST

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that, at the centres in London where dental treatment has been provided for children attending council schools, it has been found at an early stage to be necessary to supplement the work of the school doctors by special dental inspections; whether he has any information showing that the incidental examination of the teeth in the course of the ordinary medical inspection is any more adequate in other areas; and whether, in view of the experience of these London centres and of the condition of affairs revealed by the report of the chief medical officer of the Board, he will reconsider his decision that there is no necessity to insist upon a special dental inspection?


The reply to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. With regard to the second part, the examination of teeth varies in degree and character in different areas. With regard to the last part, I am fully alive to the Importance of this matter but I am unable to add anything at present to my answer to the hon. Member's question on the subject on the 9th November.