HC Deb 08 December 1997 vol 302 c455W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for further regulation of the dental profession. [18861]

Mr. Milburn

The General Dental Council has made proposals for changes in the Dentists Act 1984, which would give it more appropriate powers for professional regulation and protection of the public. We intend to address these issues when a suitable legislative opportunity arises.