HC Deb 23 October 1961 vol 646 c550
26. Mr. McLaren

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the Dental Hospital, Bristol, suffers from a shortage of technicians owing to lack of finance, and that in consequence there are prolonged delays in the treatment of patients; and what action he is taking in this matter.

Mr. Powell

I have no reason to disagree with the board's decision to give high priority to other developments.

Mr. McLaren

Can my right hon. Friend hold out any hope in this world at all for a patient in this hospital who had teeth out in January and is still without replacements?

Mr. Powell

I am looking at the par-particular case which my hon. Friend sent to me, but the general position is that the board of governors has not given an increase of staff in this respect priority over other matters.