§ Mr. Freud
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average number of patients per National Health Service dentist in Great Britain; and how this compares with the dentist-patient ratio in the Isle of Ely, the Cambridgeshire Area Health Authority and the Norfolk Area Health Authority.
§ Mr. Moyle
The ratio of National Health Service general dental practitioners to population in Great Britain is 1:4,084 compared with the ratios in Cambridgeshire Area Health Authority and Norfolk Area Health Authority areas of 1:5,028 and 1:4,599 respectively. Information is not available for areas smaller than those of area health authorities.