HC Deb 20 April 1931 vol 251 cc617-8W

asked the Minister of Health the number of insured persons eligible to receive dental benefit under the scheme of additional benefits; the number of insured persons who actually received such benefit during the last year for which figures are available; the cost to the approved societies of the benefit in that year; and the total cost of the treatment given, inclusive of that part of the cost paid by the insured persons themselves?


The number of insured persons in England and Wales who were eligible in 1930 to receive dental benefit is estimated at approximately 10,500,000. Of these, the number who actually received the benefit is believed to be rather over 1,000,000. The cost of the benefit to approved societies in 1930 was, roughly, £2,100,000. As precise information is not available as to the amount paid by insured persons themselves, it is not possible to state the total cost of the treatment given.