§ Mr. Churchill
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps are being taken by the area health authorities in the North-West to fluoridate the water supply of Lancashire and most of the Greater Manchester area including Trafford; and what steps will be taken to establish whether this proposal meets the wishes of local residents.
§ Dr. Owen
In the region of the North-Western Regional Health Authority all area health authorities—the bodies responsible for deciding to introduce fluoridation in their areas—have passed resolutions in favour of the measure. Local opinion was taken into account, particularly through community health councils. Means of implementing these resolutions are under consideration.