HC Deb 06 June 1996 vol 278 cc547-8W
Mr. Murphy

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many dentists have left NHS service during the last year in(a) Torfaen, (b) Gwent and (c) Wales. [30980]

Mr. Hague

Information on the number of dentists who stop treating NHS patients is not available centrally. However, the number of dentists treating NHS patients in Gwent and Wales is shown in the following table. Separate information for Torfaen is not available centrally.

Number of dentists treating at least some NHS patients
Gwent Wales
At 31 December 1994 140 850
At 31 December 1995 141 856