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School Dentists, Wiltshire

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 9 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Education whether he is aware that in Wiltshire there are only six school dentists as against an establishment of nine, and that, as a result, the infants' school at West Lavington has not received a visit from a dentist for the last two years.

I am aware that there Is a shortage of school dentists in Wiltshire as elsewhere in the country, and that as a result children in certain parts of the county are unable to have regular dental inspection. Special arrangements are, however, made by the local education authority to give emergency treatment to children in these areas.