§ Mr. Arnold
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what proportion of children within the North-Western 655W Regional Health Authority regularly receive dental care.
§ Mr. Moyle
During 1976, the school dental service within the North-Western Regional Health Authority treated 98,747 children, which was about 12 per cent. of the maintained school population. Although we know that many children receive regular dental care through the general dental service, information is not available on a regional basis.