HC Deb 13 December 1922 vol 159 c2970W

asked the Minister of Labour, as representing the Ministry of Health, whether he is aware that Mr. James Telfer, of 29, Castlehill Road, Ayr, was practising dentistry for five years before joining the Army; that he was wounded and taken prisoner and only arrived home after the Armistice; that he has been continually in and out of hospital up to last May, and has undergone three operations; and that, although he has been practising dentistry since last May, his application for registration under the Dentists Act has been refused, on the ground that he has not practised since his discharge; and whether, as this man could not possibly practise during the time he was in hospital owing to war service, steps will be taken at once to remove the injustice arising in this case?


The Minister of Health has no jurisdiction in regard to admissions to the Dentists Register, but enquiry will be made into the facts of this case and the result communicated to the hon. Member.