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National Health Service Dentists

Volume 984: debated on Tuesday 6 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the number of dentists working within the National Health Service in 1970, 1978 and 1980, at the nearest convenient date.

At 30 September in the years 1970, 1978 and 1979, the number of dentists in England providing National Health Service general dental services, excluding dentists employed by health authorities, was 10,426; 11,919 and 12,146 respectively. Figures for 1980 are not yet available.