HC Deb 10 July 1980 vol 988 c291W
Mr. Spriggs

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether any local authorities have been indemnified by the Government as a result of legal actions on the grounds of ill health caused by the artificial fluoridation of the public water supplies; and if so, how many.

Mr. Fox

All water authorities that undertake fluoridation agreements with an area health authority are indemnified by the Department of Health and Social Security. I know of no legal action against a water authority on grounds of ill health caused by fluoridation.