Short asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will provide a breakdown of the distribution of dentists in the United Kingdom area by area.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
The number of dentists in the general dental service, the Community Dental Service and Hospital Service in the United Kingdom on 30 September 1983 is in the table. For information in respect of general dental practitioners only, subdivided by family practitioner committee area in England, I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Holborn and St. Pancras (Mr. Dobson) on 28 November 1984 at columns526–30.462W
Number ENGLAND Regional Health Authorities:— Northern 853 Yorkshire 1,123 Trent 1,197 East Anglian 568 North West Thames 1,660 North East Thames 1,361 South East Thames 1,423 South West Thames 1,316 Wessex 969 Oxford 810 South Western 1,270 West Midlands 1,532 Mersey 777 North Western 1,257 WALES 905 SCOTLAND 1,914 Health Boards:— Ayrshire and Arran 135 Borders 33 Argyll and Clyde 139 Fife 109 Greater Glasgow 400 Highland 81 Lanarkshire 177 Grampian 142 Orkney 6 Lothian 350 Tayoid 180 Forth Valley 88 Western Isles 14 Dumfries and Galloway 48 Shetland 12 NORTHERN IRELAND 541