HC Deb 06 April 1939 vol 345 c3014W
Mr. Joel

asked the Minister of Health what would be the cost of making dental and optical benefit a statutory provision under the National Health Insurance Acts; what would be the payments needed from the employers and employed per person which would be necessary to defray this extra charge; and what would be the necessary increase in the State grant for the same purpose assuming that the three contributions are made on the same basis as to-day?

Mr. Elliot

I am not in a position at present to add anything to the replies which I gave to the hon. Members for Pontypool (Mr. Jenkins) and Royton (Mr. Sutcliffe) on 16th March last.