HC Deb 06 July 1961 vol 643 c135W
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.

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