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The requirements of the three Services are examined periodically by the Dental Manpower Committee which was appointed by the Government in consultation with the profession. Dentists, like doctors, are recruited direct for Commissioned Service as dental officers, so far as possible in the Service of their choice.
What is the position if one of the allocations to one of the Services is not taken up? Further, in view of the great need in some areas for dentists to be available for civilian work, particularly in the school service, will he consider releasing more for civilian work?