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Dental Services (Leek)

Volume 934: debated on Monday 27 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the value of goods and services provided under the National Health Service by dentists in the Leek parliamentary constituency in each of the past three years.

Information on the provision of dental services is not available in the form requested. However the annual costs of the provision of general dental services in the Staffordshire Family Practitioner Committee area, which includes the Leek constituency, were as follows:

£ thousand
1976–773,763 (Provisional)
These figures include charges to patients and employers' superannuation contributions.
Date from which payableAddition for first child onlySingle person's adult rate(2) as a percentage of (3)Married couple's adult rate(2) as a percentage of (5)
July 19480·37½1·3028·852·1017·86
August 19510·501·3038·462·1022·73
July 19520·52½1·62½32·312·7019·44
May 19550·57½2·0028·753·2517·69
February 19580·752·5030·004·0018·75
April 19610·87½2·87½30·434·62½18·92
March 19631·003·37½29·635·4518·35
January 19651·12½4·0028·136·5017·31
October 19671·254·5027·787·3017·12
April 19681·404·5031·117·3019·18
November 19691·555·0031·008·1019·14
September 19711·856·0030·839·7019·07
October 19722·106·7531·1110·9019·27
October 19732·307·3531·2911·9019·33
July 19742·708·6031·4013·9019·42
April 19753·109·8031·6315·9019·50
November 19753·5011·1031·5318·0019·44
November 19764·0512·9031·4020·9019·38
April 1977 3·05*12·9023·6420·9014·59
* Child benefit of £1·00 payable in addition.
The table does not include additions for second and subsequent children, which have always been reduced to take account of family allowances/child benefit, and are therefore lower than the first child rate.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list in the Official Report the value of the child addition paid to claimants