HC Deb 04 May 1973 vol 855 cc360-1W
Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the average number of treatment visits per full-time dental officer in the school dental service in 1971, in 1972 and to date in 1973; and what the comparable figures were for the county of Stafford shire.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

In the following figures some allowance is made for staffing fluctuations during the year; the work of dental auxiliaries is included.

1971 1972
England and Wales 2,700 Not yet available
Staffordshire 2,440 2,440

This information is collected annually; not all returns have been received from local education authorities in respect of 1972 and no figures are available for the first four months of 1973.