LETTER: Compulsory dental care for refugees could be seen as punishment

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I was surprised by Tory MP David Davies’ sudden interest in the dental care of the few young refugees who are at last being allowed to enter the UK from the Calais “Jungle”.

While I’m sure many of these youngsters would not be averse to a free dental check-up, he should be careful not to be seen to be promoting compulsory dentistry, since human rights legislation could well class this as cruel and unusual punishment.

John Eoin Douglas

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