HC Deb 23 July 1931 vol 255 c1698W

asked the President of the Board of Education how many children were subject to dental inspection for the year ending March, 1931; how many were stated to require treatment; and what percentage of them requiring such treatment received attention?


During the year ended 31st December, 1930, 2,840,000 children attending public elementary schools in England and Wales were inspected by school dentists. Of these, 1,975,000 were found to require treatment, and 63.4 per cent. of this latter number received treatment under arrangements made by the local education authorities.