§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many people have been deregistered from their dentist since 1992 in each health authority area; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Richards
From the information supplied by family health services authorities the number of patients in Wales who have been deregistered since August 1992 is as follows:
FHSA Adult patients Child patients Total patients Clwyd 12,363 145 12,508 Dyfed 4,585 14 4,599 Gwent 11,386 0 11,386 Gwynedd 19,928 0 19,928 Mid Glamorgan 2,142 0 2,142 Powys 0 0 0 South Glamorgan 6,565 59 6,624 West Glamorgan 44 0 44 Totals 57,013 218 57,231
This information was supplied for management purposes only and is not statistically validated.452W
These are cumulative figures and do not indicate how many of those patients subsequently registered with another dentist.
Statistics published by the Dental Practice Board indicate that, at the end of December 1995, the number of registered patients in Wales was 38,194 higher than it was at the end of June 1992.