HC Deb 31 October 1966 vol 735 cc17-8W
Mr. Rankin

asked the Minister of Health how much money from public Funds was given, directly or indirectly, to the Reader's Digest or to the other authors of the article in consideration of its publishing an article on fluoridation in its July number; to which medical officers of health this article was forwarded by him with an intimation that further copies were obtainable from him free of charge; how many of such copies have been distributed to medical officers and local authorities free of charge; at what cost to public funds; and how many of such copies have been obtained at public expense.

Mr. K. Robinson

Neither the journal nor the authors received any consideration from public funds for publishing this article. Reprints were sent to about 100 Medical Officers of Health, and nearly 3,800 copies, at an approximate cost of £34, have been distributed out of a total of 4,500 purchased.

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