HC Deb 20 July 1982 vol 28 c144W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the total number of clinical dental staff; and what proportion the staff loss expected to occur as a result of the University Grants Committee cuts represents.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

At 30 September 1981 there were 1,935 clinical dental staff employed in the hospital service in England. The information available to the Department earlier this year from a survey undertaken by the National Association of Health Authorities indicated that less than 1 per cent. of the total number of clinical dental posts were likely to be affected by reductions in university finances.