§ Chris Grayling
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on his plans to add fluoride to water. 
§ Miss Melanie Johnson
[holding answer 23 October 2003]: The Government has no plans to add fluoride to the water supply on a national basis. Clause 61 of the Water Bill, if enacted, will enable strategic health authorities to undertake local consultations about whether the populations that they serve are in favour.