HC Deb 10 June 1999 vol 332 c381W
Mr. Paul Marsden

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will abolish all dental charges for pensioners; and if he will make a statement. [85706]

Mr. Denham

Entitlement to help with National Health Service dental charges is based on the principle that those who can afford to contribute should do so, while those most likely to have difficulty paying should be protected. Pensioners on low incomes are entitled to claim free NHS dental treatment or help with the cost of charges under the NHS Low Income Scheme.

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