HC Deb 14 December 1922 vol 159 c3198W
Lieut.-Colonel WHITE

asked the Minister of Labour, as representing the Ministry of Health, if he will consider a modification of the Dentists Act, 1921, to insure that such unregistered dental practitioners and dental mechanics as had not attained the age of 23 on 28th July, 1921, but who had served in the late War shall be eligible to sit for examination, and thus ensure that ex-service men of the above categories are not driven into the ranks of the unemployed?


My right hon. Friend is not prepared to recommend the introduction of amending legislation which might be of a controversial character. But if general agreement can be secured in support of a Private Member's Bill, dealing with the matters raised by the hon. and gallant Member, he would be disposed to give it favourable consideration, subject to the inclusion of such safeguards as are necessary in the public interest.