HC Deb 22 April 1929 vol 227 c636W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that applicants for dental treatment who are members of approved societies in the London area are being inconvenienced through delays in dealing with their claims; and will he inquire as to how far this is due to the methods employed by regional officers and take steps to expedite decisions in such cases?


I am aware that owing to a large and rapid increase in the number of cases referred to the Regional Dental Staff, there have been delays of the kind suggested. Steps have been taken to deal with the position, and a considerable improvement has already been effected, the clearance of references in London itself being now up to date.