§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many children have been treated by Greater Glasgow health board's community dental service between 1 October 1990 and 31 March 1991; and of them how many are(a) pre-school children, (b) school children and (c) handicapped children.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
The information is not centrally available in the form requested. However, the number of courses of treatment to children by the Greater Glasgow health board community dental service between 1 October 1990 and 31 December 1990 is set out in the table.
Category of Child Number of courses of treatment1 1 October 1990 to 31 December 1991 All Children of which: 5,667 pre-school2 1,071 school2 4,341 handicapped3 167 1 A child may have more than one course of treatment in the same period. 2 Excludes handicapped children. 3 Handicapped (physical or mental) people aged under 16 years.