§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the number of complete and partial dentures, respectively, supplied under the National Health Service during the years 1978 and 1988.591W
§ Mr. Dorrell
Figures for synthetic dentures are available as requested. Figures for metal dentures are available only as provided. Calendar year figures ceased to be kept from 1986.
England 1978 (calendar year) 1988–89 (financial year) Number of complete synthetic dentures supplied 1,042,060 1,107,940 Number of partial synthetic dentures supplied 586,750 690,460 Number of courses of treatment involving the provision or repair of metal dentures 52,140 187,990 Total 1,680,950 1,986,390