§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what has been the largest annual amount paid to a single dentist offering NHS treatments in each year since 1990. 
§ Mr. Malone
The information is contained in the following table:
The largest amount of general dental service gross fee1 earnings 2 paid to a single dentist offering national health service treatment in each year since 1991–923 £ 1991–92 395,000 1992–93 486,000 1993–94 661,000 1994–95 617,000 1995–96 604,000 1Gross fees payments do not account for all NHS earnings. Other payments such as maternity and seniority payments would have been made in addition to gross fees.
2Rounded to the nearest £1,000.
3Data before 1991–92 are not available. The new contract in October 1990 resulted in major revisions to information systems.