HC Deb 04 November 2003 vol 412 c598W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proposals he has to increase the number of dentists training in(a) the North West, (b) East Lancashire and (c) England. [135496]

Ms Rosie Winterton

We are currently undertaking the first review of the dental workforce since 1987 in consultation with the dental profession—professional bodies, dental academics, as well as the British Dental Association. We hope to publish the review by the end of this year. The findings of this review will enable us to consider both the number of dentists and the location of their training in England.