§ Mr. Battle
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients have been de-registered by their dentists for NHS treatment in Leeds to date.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
During the period 3 July 1992 to 15 January 1993, 2,484 adult patients and 59 child patients were deregistered by their dentist in Leeds. In the period 30 June 1992 to 30 November 1992, the total number of adults and children registered with a national health service dentist in Leeds increased by over 12,000 to 451,268. Anyone who needs help in obtaining NHS dental treatment should contact Leeds family health services authority, who have been able to arrange NHS dental treatment for anyone who has approached them.