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Chlorhexidine Gluconates

Volume 934: debated on Thursday 30 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report his estimate of the cost to the National Health Service of prescribing chlorhexidine gluconate type drugs for use in dental care.

Chlorhexidine mouth-wash and gel have only recently been added to the list of preparations which dental practitioners may prescribe, and I therefore cannot make an estimate of the kind requested.