§ Mrs. Renee Short
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what response he has had from the Council for Consultants in Universities, Dental Training and Research Workers concerning the effect of the reduction in clinical and research posts arising from the University Grants Committee cuts; and if he will list in the Official Report the staff losses in each dental school in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
The central committee for university dental teachers and research workers of the British Dental Association has written to the Department and is critical of the references to dentistry in the Government response to the first report from the Social Services Committee, 1981–82 Session. I stand by the Government's response nevertheless, but we are now awaiting the results of the University Grants Committee's surveys on the effect on clinical and research posts, including dental posts, arising from reductions in resources available to universities.