§ 82. Mr. Proctor
asked the Minister of Health if he has considered the letter which has been sent to him by the hon. Member for Eccles, concerning a National Health Service dentist who has refused treatment to an omnibus driver on the grounds that the omnibus driver is on strike; and what action he will take in this case.
§ Mr. R. Thompson
Yes. A dentist who is taking part in the National Health Service is free to accept or refuse any patient, who can then seek treatment from any other dentist taking part. In such a case as that reported, therefore, no question of Ministerial action arises.