HC Deb 21 December 1954 vol 535 c2583
31. Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking to increase the intake of students into Dundee Dental College.

Mr. J. Stuart

The shortage of dental students is general throughout the country, and, as my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health announced on 6th December, we are setting up an Inter-Departmental Committee to inquire into the reasons and suggest directions in which remedies might be sought.

Mr. Thomson

Will the Secretary of State consider some sort of planning, in consultation with the Scottish universities and local authorities, with regard to the dispersal of students between the various educational facilities?

Mr. Stuart

I will certainly remember what the hon. Gentleman says, and I will ask the Committee to take it into account.