HC Deb 23 March 1984 vol 56 c608W
Mr. Best

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services which countries of the European Community used to fluoridate their water supplies but now no longer do so; and what were their reasons for desisting.

Mr. John Patten

As far as we are aware, the only EC country to have ceased fluoridating its water supplies is the Netherlands. This followed a ruling by the Dutch Supreme Court on 22 June 1973 that there was no legislative basis for fluoridation in Holland.