§ Mr. Philip Bell
asked the Minister of Health by how much the net incomes of most of the dentists in the National Health Service are still less than enough to meet minimum middle class expenditure as found by the Speirs Report; and what consideration he has given to altering the scale fees.
Mr. Iain Macieod
Accurate and up-to-date information about the net incomes of dentists is not available and a fact-finding inquiry has beeen suggested to their representatives. Until the facts are known, an increase in their gross remuneration cannot be considered.