§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to his answer of 20 February,Official Report, column 79, if he will now make it his policy to collect information on those communities in Wales where there are no dentists providing a service on the NHS. 
§ Mr. Richards
Local situations can change quickly and often. Welsh Office officials keep in close touch with the family health services authorities who are best placed to provide the most up-to-date information on local availability of NHS general dental services. It would be unnecessarily bureaucratic to require the submission of formal returns.