HC Deb 27 November 2003 vol 415 c365W
17. Mr. Swire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with East Devon Primary Care Trust about the provision of dental treatment in East Devon.[142559]

Ms Rosie Winterton

We recognise that access to National Health Service dentistry can be difficult in some areas and that there may be growing pressure in East Devon. I have announced additional resources totalling £59 million over this year and next to support dental access. The NHS locally will be able to apply for funding from these new resources to increase access locally.