HC Deb 24 July 1919 vol 118 cc1555-6
44. Mr. SEDDON

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that dental practitioners in the Isle of Man are on a register separate from that of Great Britain; whether he is aware that gentlemen whose names are on the British register can practice in the Isle of Man but not rice rersá; and whether the coming amending Bill to the Dentists Act, 1878, will take cognisance of this position and confer the benefit of registration in Great Britain on men on the register of the Isle of Man, in order to give them equal status to gentlemen on the British register?


The Dentists' Register is now common to the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man. By the Isle of Man Dental Act, 1908, provision was also made for a "supplemental register" of persons in practice in the island on the 1st January, 1908, and such persons can only practice locally. As regards the latter part of the hon. Member's question it is premature to say what will happen to persons so situated, but the recommendations on the point contained in the report of the Dentists' Committee suggesting machinery through which their claims might be considered, will be carefully considered.