HC Deb 09 March 1982 vol 19 cc388-9W
6. Mr. McWilliam

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what effect he expects the proposed increase in charges for dental treatment will have on the number of people who receive dental treatment through the National Health Service.

43. Mr. Home Robertson

asked the Secretary of Stale for Social Services what representations he has received about the proposed increase in dental charges.

61. Mr. Dan Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Glasgow, Maryhill (Mr. Craigen) Official Report, 28 January, column 434, whether he is aware of any research into the relationship between the level of dental charges and the number of people who seek dental treatment.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

Increase in charges may lead to short-term fluctuations in the numbers of people coming forward for National Health Service dental treatment but there is no evidence that demand for dental care is sensitive to charges increases in the long run.