§ 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.