HC Deb 22 February 1965 vol 707 c19W
80. Sir M. Stoddart-Scott

asked the Minister of Health whether he is satisfied that the number of dentists qualifying each year is adequate to provide replacements for those dentists who leave the service through death or retirement; and what additional number of students is being trained in 1965 compared with 1960 and 1955.

Mr. K. Robinson

Precise figures of deaths and of retirements from all forms of dental practice are not available but estimates suggest that they are well below the number of dentists qualifying. I understand from my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education and Science, that the number of students now in training is about 30 more than in 1960 and about 500 more than in 1955.

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