HC Deb 18 July 1984 vol 64 c241W
Mr. Willie W. Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps have been taken since 1979 to expand and improve the general dental service monitoring system in Scotland.

Mr. John MacKay

The Scottish Dental Estimates Board keeps under constant review its procedures for monitoring dentists' activities. In 1983 it made 4,539 referrals to the regional dental officer service for clinical examinations compared with 2,931 in 1979.