HC Deb 24 July 1990 vol 177 cc178-9W
Ms. Abbott

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the estimated saving to the Exchequer from the abolition of free dental check-ups in financial year 1989–90; and what is the estimate for 1990–91.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

The estimated income from dental examination charges in England in 1989–90 was £50 million. We anticipate revenue of some £55 million in 1990–91.