HC Deb 05 July 1971 vol 820 cc287-8W
Mr. Bob Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many jobs have been lost in the Newcastle-upon-Tyne, West, constituency, on Tyneside and in the Northern Region, respectively, during the last 12 months by the closure of factories, plant, etc.

Mr. Dudley Smith

Information about the number of jobs lost is not available, of public water supplies; and what plans he now has for legislation in this matter.

Sir K. Joseph

Local health authorities already have the latest authoritative evidence from this country about the safety and effectiveness of fluoridation. I have no plans at present for legislation on the subject of fluoridation.

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