HC Deb 06 June 1932 vol 266 cc1597-8W

asked the President of the Board of Education what is the average number of children for whom a dental surgeon is provided by local authorities; and whether he is satisfied that the number of dental surgeons is sufficient?


The number of dentists employed by local education authorities under the school medical service is equivalent to one dentist for approximately 9,000 children in average attendance. While considerable progress has taken place in recent years, I am fully aware that in many areas there is not a complete dental service.

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