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Dentistry (European Community Directive)

Volume 929: debated on Monday 28 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what arrangements have been made under EEC Directive (1856) R2196/76 to provide the two-year additional training courses and examinations; if these students would take up places which could be used by United Kingdom candidates; how much extra money will be needed; and if this will be provided in additional payments from the EEC.

Under the draft EEC Dental Directives R2196/76 the United Kingdom is not required to provide two-year additional training courses and examinations.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what arrangements he is making to prevent a person from a Common Market country on the Medical Register, but who has no special qualification in dentistry or periodental diseases, from practising in these specialities under revised Draft Directive (1856) R2196/76.

Attention is being given to the position under Draft EEC Directive R2196/76 of those doctors from Common Market countries who apply successfully to have their names included in the Medical Register bearing in mind that no United Kingdom national on the Medical Register is by virtue of Section 34(1) of the Dentists Act 1957 at present prevented from practising dentistry.