With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 22 and 23 together. During the recent dispute with the Irish Dental Association, which I am pleased to say is now resolved, a majority of dentists withdrew from the dental benefit scheme administered by my Department. Treatment under the scheme continued to be available, however, to qualified insured persons from a substantial number of dentists throughout the country who remained on the dental panel. I am aware that some insured persons received treatment from dentists who had withdrawn from the scheme and they were required to pay for this treatment at rates determined by the dentists. I regret that there is no statutory authority which would enable such persons to be reimbursed the cost of dental treatment received outside the scheme.