§ Mr. Pavitt
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he expects to announce his decision on the recommendation of the Dental Strategy Review Group, page 26, paragraph 4.20, to institute a capitation system in place of the present method of payment for items of service.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
The dental strategy review group recommended that the present system of remuneration by fee per item of service be retained for adults, but that a voluntary capitation scheme for children should be introduced. We proposed on 27 October 1982 that a pilot study should be set up to test the feasibility of a capitation scheme, and, following discussions with the profession, the study is due to begin later this year.