HC Deb 15 July 1943 vol 391 c357
59. Mr. Ivor Thomas

asked the Minister of Health whether, in recasting the medical services of the country, he will consider the abolition of the three-year waiting period before dental benefits can be received under National Health Insurance?

Mr. Brown

Not only this point, but the whole position of dental services in any comprehensive service of health is being fully considered.

Mr. Thomas

Has my right hon. Friend considered the representations made by the Dental Association on this question?

Mr. Brown

We are considering the whole question and have had a number of representations.

Mr. Wakefield

Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind the need for extending the dental service for young people in their teens, who do not now get dental service because they are at work and not at school?

Mr. Brown

The biggest problem is to get an adequate dental service.

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