HC Deb 18 February 1997 vol 290 c542W
Sir Teddy Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the entitlement of denturists and clinical dental technicians to practise legally in the United Kingdom in the direct supply of dentures to patients. [16021]

Mr. Malone

On 12 June last year, I announced in the House the Government's proposal to amend the Dentists Act 1984 following the General Dental Council's recommendation to set up new classes of dental auxiliaries and expand the range of work that they can do, including the legalisation of clinical dental technicians. As a first step it is intended to publish a consultation Bill on amendments to the Dentists Act.