HC Deb 05 December 1996 vol 286 c758W
Sir Ivan Lawrence

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has undertaken to assess the risks of dental fluorosis posed to children who drink fluoridated water and ingest fluoridated toothpaste; and if he will make a statement. [7040]

Mr. Malone

The Department of Health has not itself commissioned any research into fluoridation and fluorosis. Government policy on fluoridation is based on extensive research carried out over many decades independently of the Department, which we continue to monitor and evaluate.