HC Deb 05 June 1990 vol 173 cc590-1W
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.

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.

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

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