§ Mr. Swingler
asked the Minister of Health how many doctors and dentists at present engaged in the National Health Service will be eligible for pensions on retirement in 1958, on the tenth anniversary of the scheme.
§ Mr. Turton
This information is being collated in respect of general medical and dental practitioners and part-time specialists for the current valuation of the National Health Service Superannuation Scheme, and I will let the hon. Member have it as soon as it is complete. I regret that similar information for doctors and dentists employed full-time in hospitals is not readily available as their superannuation records are not kept separate from those of other full-time hospital staff.