HC Deb 11 May 1950 vol 475 c83W
93. Mr. Peart

asked the Minister of Education if he will give details of the proposed scheme to test the effectiveness of a new treatment designed to protect children's teeth against decay.

Mr. Tomlinson

Last August I set up a working party to organise an investigation on the prophylactic effect of the local application of a solution of fluorides to school-children's teeth. As part of this investigation, the teeth of about 3,000 children in different parts of the country are now being treated in this way with the consent of their parents. This is a piece of long term research and it may be some years before the results are known.