§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will name the dentist who was lined £9,000 on appealing against the recommendations of the Northamptonshire family practitioner committee to fine him a lesser amount for malpractice.
§ Mrs. Currie
No. The dentist in this case had been found to be in breach of his terms of service relating to the provision of general dental services. The case was considered under the National Health Service (Service Committees and Tribunal) Regulations 1974 which require that service committee proceedings and appeals 293W should take place in private. It is not the practice to publicise the names of patients or practitioners in these cases.