HC Deb 11 December 1984 vol 69 cc461-2W
Mrs. Renée

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.

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
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