§ 13. Sir R. THOMAS
asked the President of the Board of Education what is the number of schools in Wales which have a dental service; how many dentists are employed; the number of children who had their teeth inspected during the last school year; the number who received treatment; and the estimated total cost?
§ Lord E. PERCY
I am unable to state the number of schools in Wales which have a dental service, but the number of education authorities undertaking dental treatment is 27 out of a total of 30. The number of dentists employed is 45. The number of children dentally inspected during 1927 was 162,605, and the number 2314 treated 68,345. The total cost of the salaries of the school dentists was, approximately, £18,000, and additional expenditure was incurred for travelling expenses, premises, equipment, dental attendants, etc.