§ Lieut. - Colonel Bromley - Davenport
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the shortage of dental mechanics in the Knutsford and rural area of Cheshire; to what extent this is the case all over the country; and whether he will consider recommending to the Service authorities the priority release of these 736W men when application is made under Class B.
§ Mr. Bevan
I am not aware that the shortage of dental mechanics in the' area referred to is more marked than that which has been created in many other parts of the country by withdrawals for service with the Forces. The situation will improve as demobilisation proceeds, and in the meantime I am ready to sponsor individual applications for release in Class B where there are special circumstances which justify it.