HC Deb 28 June 1982 vol 26 c233W
Mr. Freud

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the number of schoolchildren per school dental officer in the area covered by the parliamentary constituency of Isle of Ely; and what are the comparable figures for (a) East Anglia and (b) England and Wales.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

The average number of schoolchildren per full-time dental officer in the school dental service in England and Wales in 1980 was 6,028. Information is not available in respect of parliamentary constituencies, but the comparable figure for the East Anglian region was 6,008, and for the area of the former Cambridgeshire area health authority was 6,533.

The dental officers concerned spent some of their time treating patients other than in the school dental service.