HC Deb 18 March 1997 vol 292 cc557-8W
Mrs. Fyfe

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on each investigation since 25 August 1986 into the claims for treatment made by Mr. W. J. Duff. [19050]

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

[holding answer 12 March 1997]: Mr. Duff has been the subject of checks under random sampling arrangements and more systematic monitoring. As a result of such monitoring, Mr. Duff was referred to a service committee in December 1990 in respect of one patient. Mr. Duff was found not to be in breach of his terms. He was referred in January 1994 to the NHS tribunal and then to the General Dental Council. Subsequently, his name was removed from the dental list of Greater Glasgow health board, he was excluded from practising in the NHS and his name was removed from the council's register.