HC Deb 25 February 1919 vol 112 cc1618-9W
Commander BELLAIRS

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he can state the number of qualified dentists in this country in proportion to the population; whether he can give similar figures for the United States of America or for a single State such as New York; whether the comparison points to a shortage of qualified dentists in this country; and whether the Government will consider remedying the situation by facilitating the practice of qualified American dentists in this country until such time as the new Ministry of Health can deal with the matter on a comprehensive scale?


There is no doubt that a serious shortage of qualified dentistsprevails in this country. The Report of the Departmental Committee charged with the subject was laid before Parliament last week with a view to its circulation at an early date, when the Government will be in a position to approach the whole problem withthe best information available.