HC Deb 07 April 1975 vol 889 c340W
Mr. Mather

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will set up an independent inquiry into the effect of the fluoridation of water supplies.

Dr. Owen

There have already been a number of authoritative inquiries giving a clear assessment of the benefit to be derived from the fluoridation of public water suppplies and I do not propose to set up another inquiry on this matter at this time. The fluoridation of water supplies is, however, likely to be one of the subjects dealt with in a consultative document on preventive health measures which the Government are preparing for issue later this year.