Mr. Jim Callaghan
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the current rate of expenditure incurred by the school dental service in the United Kingdom; and what are the comparable figures for the school dental service in the North-West region.
§ Sir George Young
In 1978–79, the latest year for which figures are available, revenue expenditure in the United Kingdom on the school dental service, which is administered by health authorities as part of the community health services, amounted to £32.22 million. The comparable figures for the North-West region, comprising the areas of the Mersey and north-western regional health authorities, were £1.53 million and £2.10 million respectively.