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Dental Benefit

Volume 440: debated on Tuesday 22 July 1947

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asked the Minister of National Insurance if he will take the necessary steps to enable approved societies to refund to their members some portion of the cost any of the latter may have had to incur in payment for dental treatment as private patients during the recent period in which dentists refused to accept dental letters.

As I explained in reply to a Question on this subject by the hon. Member for West Harrow (Mr. Bower) on 11th March, I have considered the suggestion that I should amend the regulations to enable such payments to be made but felt bound to reject it. In any case such an amendment of the regulations could not have retrospective effect.