HC Deb 04 November 2003 vol 412 c594W
22. Mr. Robathan

To ask the Secretary of state for Health if he will make a statement on NHS dentistry provision in Leicestershire. [135991]

Dr. Ladyman

In common with a number of areas, the recruitment of NHS dentists is a challenge in the Leicestershire area. The Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland SHA is addressing access to NHS dentistry as a key priority. A number of options are being examined and these will be supported by funding which has been ring fenced with the aim of attracting more dentists to the area.