HC Deb 18 April 1929 vol 227 c386

asked the President of the Board of Education whether there are in Wales any entire counties, or any other extensive areas, the education authorities of which provide no dental service in the schools; and, if so, whether he has any statistics of mortality, absenteeism, or other data showing how juvenile health in these counties compares with that prevailing in the counties which have a dental service?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Lord Eustace Percy)

The three education authorities in Wales which at present make no provision for dental treatment are Cardiganshire, Carmarthen Borough and Pembroke Borough. As regards the second part of the question, the hon. Baronet will appreciate that the general health or mortality of school children and their regularity of attendance at school are affected by a variety of causes, not readily separable.