HC Deb 12 May 1980 vol 984 c350W
Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, in the light of his discussions with the British Dental Association on 17 April, he has now decided to exempt 16 to 17-year-olds from dental charges; and if he will make a statement.

Sir George Young

Yes. One of the amendments to the Health Services Bill which we have now laid includes provision for all those under 18 years of age to be exempt from dental treatment charges.