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School Medical Officers

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 3 March 1949

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asked the Minister of Education what steps he is taking to maintain the school medical services, arising from the inability of the local authorities to secure medical officers.

No local education authority has reported to me any difficulty in securing school medical officers.

I cannot give my right hon. Friend particulars, but it has been put to me that such is the case and that all local authorities are a little apprehensive about their ability to get medical officers because of the changed circumstances in the medical profession.

I think my hon. Friend is confusing this with the difficulties we are having in regard to school dentists, into which we are inquiring at the moment. If he will let me have particulars in regard to school medical officers, I will go into the matter.