§ 27. Mr. Parker
asked the Minister of Education what is the number of full-time dental officers employed in the schools service of the Essex County Council; what number is required adequately to carry out the work; and what steps are being taken to increase their number.
§ Mr. K. Thompson
Essex has the equivalent of 31.5 school dental officers; 97 would be needed to provide a comprehensive service. The authority is doing all it can to attract dentists into the service.