HC Deb 29 November 1995 vol 267 c754W
Mr. Alex Carlile

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what was the average annual payment, for each of the last three years for which figures are available, for patients who paid for NHS dental treatment, per family health services authority; and if he will make a statement. [2763]

Mr. Hague

Information about patient charges is held on the basis of individual courses of treatment rather than per patient. The estimated average patient charge per course of treatment is given in the following table:

Year ending March (£)
Family health services authority 1993 £ 1994 £ 1995 £
Clwyd 19.65 18.91 20.06
Dyfed 20.16 19.61 20.34
Gwent 20.47 19.45 20.34
Gwynedd 18.88 18.06 17.82
Mid Glamorgan 20.60 19.69 20.60
Powys 20.49 20.16 21.72
South Glamorgan 19.97 19.76 21.36
West Glamorgan 18.78 18.41 19.09


Dental Practice Board.

Exempt patients and patients receiving remission from charges are excluded. The year relates to the date on which payment for treatment was authorised by the Dental Practice Board.

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