§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many persons have no teeth or are otherwise unable to benefit from the compulsory use of fluoridated water supplies.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
The adult dental health survey for 1978 shows the proportion of people aged 16 and over in the United Kingdom with no natural teeth to be as follows:
per cent. England 28 Wales 37 Scotland 39 Total United Kingdom 30
About 9 per cent. of the population of the United Kingdom receive fluoridated water supplies.