HC Deb 08 February 1977 vol 925 cc642-3W
Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report his assessment of the number of people who would be excluded from fluoridated water supplies because they live in communities where the small addition needed for the prevention of dental caries is not technically or from economic considerations feasible.

Mr. Moyle

It is impossible without disproportionate cost to comply with this request, but any such number is likely to be small, bearing in mind the growing tendency for water supply systems to cover wider areas. My right hon. Friend has made funds available to help health authorities with the initial capital cost of fluoridation schemes.