HC Deb 18 July 1946 vol 425 cc265-6W
Mr. Digby

asked the Minister of National Insurance how many approved societies are affected by the dispute about dental fees, and the total membership of these societies.

Mr. J. Griffiths

The provision of dental benefit is included in the additional benefit schemes of nearly 5,000 approved societies and branches, the total membership of which is about 13 million. All these societies are necessarily affected to a greater or less extent if there is difficulty in obtaining dental service at the agreed rates.