HC Deb 09 March 1961 vol 636 c55W
2. Mr. Mapp

asked the Minister of Education how many school dentists are available in Oldham: and what plans he has for covering effectively the dental needs of more than 18,000 children in the local schools.

Mr. K. Thompson

Oldham have the equivalent of just over two full-time school dentists. Following consultations with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health meetings to discuss measures for securing improvements in the school dental service will shortly take place with the local authority and professional associations. It may be some time before the effect of these is felt in particular areas.