HC Deb 08 February 1951 vol 483 c238W
114. Mr. D. Scott

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the town of Alston in Cumberland has no dentist and that the nearest is some 19 miles away and if he will approach the Newcastle Regional Hospital Board with a view to providing a resident dental surgeon in this town.

Mr. Marquand

I understand that a firm of dentists from Penrith provide treatment for a half day per week at a branch surgery in Alston. Arrangements are also being made to provide additional facilities at the Cottage Hospital.