HC Deb 25 March 1976 vol 908 c297W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the percentage of toothpaste now on the market which contains fluoride; and whether in her estimate the trend towards fluoridised toothpaste is likely to increase.

Mr. Carmichael

I have been asked to reply.

Of total unit sales of toothpaste in the United Kingdom, some 85 to 90 per cent. are now estimated to contain fluoride. There may still be some increase in this percentage.