HC Deb 28 June 1971 vol 820 cc36-7W
Mr. Adam Butler

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his policy in regard to the fluoridation of public water supplies and of milk; and if he will make a statement.

Sir K. Joseph

I regard the fluoridation of water supplies as a safe and highly effective measure for reducing dental decay and it is one which I hope local health authorities will increasingly adopt. I do not believe that proposals that have been made for fluoridating milk are practicable.