§ Mr. Murphy
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many dentists have left NHS service during the last year in(a) Torfaen, (b) Gwent and (c) Wales. 
§ Mr. Hague
Information on the number of dentists who stop treating NHS patients is not available centrally. However, the number of dentists treating NHS patients in Gwent and Wales is shown in the following table. Separate information for Torfaen is not available centrally.
Number of dentists treating at least some NHS patients Gwent Wales At 31 December 1994 140 850 At 31 December 1995 141 856