HC Deb 22 May 1974 vol 874 c191W
Mrs. Chalker

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the annual cost of dental provision in Wallasey, and in the North-West as a whole, in each of the last five years up to the latest year for which figures are available.

Dr. Owen

The gross cost—inclusive of patients' charges—of the provision of general dental services by dentists who were in contract with the Wallasey Executive Council and with all executive councils in Lancashire and Cheshire was as follows:

Wallasey EC All EC's in Lancashire and Cheshire
£000's £000's
1969–70 139 9,232
1970–71 157 11,015
1971–72 179 12,567
1972–73 195 13,690
1973–74* 199 15,338
* Provisional figures.