§ Mrs. Joyce Butler
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what request he has received from Hampshire County Council for assistance with a pilot scheme for the fluoridation of school and welfare milk; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Crossman
I have received no such request. The Council shares my view that proposals made by one of its members for the addition of fluoride to school and welfare milk are impracticable. No preventive health measure for reducing dental decay is as effective or as safe as the fluoridation of water supplies.