§ Mr. Delargy
asked the Minister of Health how many dentists working within the National Health Act are receiving a gross income of between £15,000 and £20,000 a year.
§ Miss Pitt
In 1959 there were 17 single-handed dentists without qualified assistants whose gross earnings from the General Dental Services of the National Health Service were between £15,000 and £20,000; in the same period there were 109 single-handed dentists with varying numbers of qualified assistants whose gross earnings, before paying their assistants, were between those figures. I regret that individual figures for dentists in partnership are not available.