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Community Homes (Deaths)

Volume 984: debated on Friday 9 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many deaths occured in community homes in 1977, 1978 and 1979, respectively and in how many of these cases inquests were held.

poses to take in order to fulfil the Royal Commission recommendations which asked for a small committee representing Government and other interested parties to be set up to review the development of dental health policy, and in particular a preventive strategy and the future functions of the community dental service, paragraph 9ยท74, page 123.

The Government are examining ways of following up the Royal Commission's recommendation and I hope to make an announcement in the near future.