HC Deb 28 October 1983 vol 47 cc239-40W
Mr. George Gardiner

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what grant from public funds is being made to the Fluoridation Society in the current financial year; and for what purpose.

Mr. John Patten

A grant of £15,000 is being made to the Fluoridation Society for the current financial year under section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968. The purpose of the grant is to assist the Fluoridation Society in promoting a greater public awareness of the value of fluoridation as a means of preventing dental decay.

list are for 30 September 1982. Information on the time spent on the waiting list is not held centrally in the exact form requested. The available information is given in the following table.

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