HC Deb 21 December 1988 vol 144 c292W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what guidance is given by his Department to health authorities in Wales concerning the need to ensure whenever possible that school doctors and dentists are capable of conversing with primary school children in their first language.

Mr. Grist

Welsh Office Health Circular WHSC (IS) 117, a copy of which is available in the Library, recognises the importance of individuals being able to converse in their mother tongue during contract with the Health Service, and asks authorities to offer appropriate services wherever this would be reasonable and practicable.