§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the director general of the Prison Service, who has been asked to reply.
Letter from D. Lewis to Ms Liz Lynne, dated 18 October 1993:The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to the Parliamentary Question on this subject which you tabled for written answer on Monday 18 October.Dental surgeons are appointed to provide dental treatment at each establishment by the Prison Service. The surgeon undertakes work as part of the services he or she provides for the Family Health Services Authority (FHSA) as part of the NHS commitment. The dental surgeon remains subject to General Dental Services Regulations and the FHSA's powers to inspect and monitor performance. The head of health care at each establishment is responsible to the governor for the routine supervision of the service.