§ Mr. Blenkinsop
asked the Minister of Health the present staff of the Dental Estimates Board; what variation there has been over the last two years; and what are his proposals regarding the future size of this staff.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod:
The present staff totals 896, including 19 dental advisers. The corresponding numbers for 1953 and 1952 were 883 and 877, of whom 15 and 14, respectively, were dental advisers. The size of the staff is kept under constant review, but future requirements will depend on the volume of work.