§ 10. Sir HENRY NORMAN
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he will state the names, rank, and pay of the consultants in dentistry to the Forces abroad; how many dental surgeons are employed upon dentistry alone for the Forces at Home and abroad; and the numbers of each rank?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Tennant)
There are no consultants in dentistry to the Forces 2251 abroad. There are forty-eight qualified dental surgeons serving abroad, and forty-eight at Home in the rank of lieutenant. There are also ninety-three honorary consulting dental surgeons at Home. These numbers do not include the dental surgeons employed by local military authorities at Home, nor those doing duty with Colonial troops.
§ Sir H. NORMAN
Can the right hon. Gentleman say if it is the intention to add to the somewhat meagre number of dentists with the Forces abroad1?
§ Mr. MARSHALL
Is it not a fact that a considerable number of soldiers have been invalided home through dental troubles?
§ Mr. TENNANT
That may very possibly be, but it does not follow from that that there is an insufficiency of dental surgeons at the front.