HC Deb 22 July 1957 vol 574 cc20-1
38. Mr. P. Williams

asked the Minister of Health whether he is satisfied with the number of dentists and school dentists practising in the North-East; and what action he proposes to take to improve the situation.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

No, Sir, though there have recently been some welcome signs of improvement. I am considering with the other interests concerned the steps that can be taken to give effect to the recommendations of the McNair Committee on Recruitment to the Dental Profession.

Mr. Williams

Is my hon. Friend aware that one of the difficulties in this matter is probably the shortage of dental schools and training facilities? Will he say what action it is possible to take?

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

I am well aware of that, and we are actively considering it in conjunction with the university interests, who are very much concerned.