§ Mr. Iain Macleod
The Dentists Bill, which will be reintroduced when Parliamentary time permits, includes provision to facilitate the registration of foreign-trained dentists.
§ Mr. Macleod
I am aware of that case. The Minister of Health has no authority over the Dental Board and for obvious reasons it is quite impracticable to authorise foreign dentists to perform extractions alone.
§ Mr. Awbery
Is the Minister aware that there are 30 or 40 foreign dentists in 2240 this country who have been kicking their heels for the last 12 years, awaiting this Bill, and, since we need these skilled men, will he do something to put the matter right?