HC Deb 10 May 1971 vol 817 c49W
Mr. David Stoddart

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services in how many cases, when death occurred associated with general dental anaesthesia involving the use of methohexitone, was the anaesthetic administered by a dentist, and how many by a qualified anaesthetist.

Sir K. Joseph

Of the 11 registrations of deaths during 1965–69 referred to in my reply on 16th March to my hon. Friend the Member for Derbyshire, West (Mr. Scott-Hopkins), the anaesthetic involving the use of methohexitone or similar intravenous anaesthetic agent was in two cases administered by the operating dental surgeon and in nine by an anaesthetist.—[Vol. 813, c.272.]