§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the total sums allocated by his Department for the longest period of time to the Fluoridation Society; what is the purpose of these payments; and what control he keeps over the way in which these moneys are expended.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
The sums allocated to the Fluoridation Society over the period 1974 to 1983 amount to £65,500. The purpose of the payments is to help meet the society's administration expenses. It is not expected that the Government grant will be the sole source of the society's funds. Grants made under section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968, of which this is one, are recoverable if not used for the purposes for which they are allocated.