§ Mr. Terry Davis
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what proportion of the total cost of dental treatment under the National Health Service was recovered from charges to patients during 1978–79, 1979–80 and 1980–81.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
The proportions of the gross cost of the general dental services met from patients' charges in 1978–79, 1979–80 and 1980–81 were 19.8 per cent., 20.7 per cent. and 22.0 per cent., respectively.