Youth Organisations (Dental Treatment).

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 23rd July 1942.

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Photo of Mr Kenneth Lindsay Mr Kenneth Lindsay , Kilmarnock

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will encourage local education authorities to provide continued dental treatment for young people who have been regularly inspected and treated while at school and who now belong to youth organisations?

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

It is open to doubt whether local education authorities have power to provide dental treatment for young people who have left school and belong to youth organisations. I fully realise the importance of this matter, but am bound to say that the shortage of dental officers, due to the demands of the Services, would make a general extension of the School Dental Service impossible at present.

Photo of Mr Kenneth Lindsay Mr Kenneth Lindsay , Kilmarnock

Will my right hon. Friend look at the schemes at Cambridge and at Guildford, where they are, in fact, putting this into practice?

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

That is not under the powers which I would like to see, but which do not exist. It is under other powers.