HC Deb 25 October 1985 vol 84 c281W
Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the number of dentists holding National Health Service contracts in each region in England.

Mr. Hayhoe

The numbers of general dental practitioners in contract with family practitioner committees in each region in England on 30 September 1984—the latest date for which figures are available—are set out in the following table:

Regional Health Authority No. of GDPs
Northern 705
Yorkshire 954
Trent 1,054
East Anglian 518
North West Thames 1,507
North East Thames 1,199
South East Thames 1,231
South West Thames 1,191
Wessex 843
Oxford 747
South Western 1,112
West Midlands 1,270
Mersey 657
North Western 1,078


A dentist practising in more than one FPC area has been included in the area in which the major part of his or her work (in the quarter ended 30 September 1984) was carried out.

Mr. Greenway

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many full and part-time dentists have been in practice in each year since 1955; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Hayhoe

I shall let my hon. Friend have a reply as soon as possible.