§ 29. Colonel APPLIN
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware 524 that certain approved societies have refused to pay dentists the new Regulation fees; and what steps he proposes to take to bring these approved societies into line with the majority?
The new scale of fees for dental treatment has not been laid down by Regulations, but has been arrived at by agreement between representatives of approved societies and the dental profession. I am aware that a few societies have not yet adopted the scale. I am watching the position, and, in the event of its becoming clear that the adoption of the scale by a society is essential to the provision of a satisfactory service for its members. I will take such steps as are necessary to deal with the matter.
§ Mr. RHYS DAVIES
Is it not the case that some approved societies have declined to operate the scale because they have not sufficient money to operate it?