HC Deb 04 December 1952 vol 508 c177W
107. Sir L. Ropner

asked the Minister of Education how many dentists have entered the school dental service in the last nine months; and to what extent the service is now below establishment.

Miss Horsbrugh

The equivalent of 114 full-time officers during the nine months up to the 1st October, 1952, the latest date for which I have information. A further 94 full-time officers would bring the service back to its 1948 level of 921, but an equivalent of over 1,000 additional dentists would still be needed to give a ratio of 1 to 3,000 children.