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Volume 934: debated on Thursday 30 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many full-time equivalents of dental officers and denial auxiliaries are employed in the Community Dental Service; and how many dental surgeries there are in this sector.

At 30th September 1976 there was a whole-time equivalent of 1,444 clinical dental officers in post in England. Figures for dental auxiliaries are not available for the same date but at 30th September 1975 there was a whole-time equivalent of 142 in England. At 31st December 1976 there were 2,681 surgeries available.