HC Deb 04 March 1918 vol 103 cc1729-30W

asked the Undersecretary of State for War if he is aware that the Director-General of the Army Medical Service has, within the last few days, stated in writing that the number of qualified dental surgeons now serving in the ranks of the Army is in excess of the number likely to be required as Army dental officers; and whether this represents the policy of the War Office in regard to retaining qualified dental surgeons in the ranks instead of employing them as dental officers?


Yes, Sir: I am informed that the dental needs of the Army are not such that all qualified dentists serving can be used for their professional work.