HC Deb 18 March 1982 vol 20 c160W
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.