§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will issue new guidelines to dentists about sterilisation methods of dental instruments.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
Health authorities provide adequate facilities for sterilisation of instruments for the use of dentists in the hospital and community dental services. We have issued comprehensive advice on sterilisation to all dentists, including those in the general dental service, in the report of the expert group on hepatitis in dentistry.