§ Mr. John Greenway
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have registered with dentists under the new dental contract.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
The number of people in England and Wales registered with dentists under continuing care and capitation arrangements has grown steadily since the new contract started on 1 October 1990 and is now almost 12 million.
Cumulative totals are as follows:
End of month Cumulative total October 1990 2,091,855 November 1990 5,780,346 December 1990 8,154,903 January 1991 10,592,019
At 19 February 1991, which is the latest date for which figures are available, the number of people registered with dentists was 11,995,665.