§ Mr. Pavitt
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will discuss with the dental profession a capitation fee for child patients.
§ Mr. Moyle
The Committee on Child Health Services—Court—has recommended that a model should be set up to evaluate a primary care service for children based on the general dental service with a system of remuneration provided by a capitation fee. The report is currently the subject of consultation with a wide range of bodies, including the British Dental Association, and I shall be interested in their views on this particular recommendation. I do not think it would be appropriate to open discussions on this particular aspect of the report before I have the views of all concerned.