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Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 5 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the number of complete and partial dentures, respectively, supplied under the National Health Service during the years 1978 and 1988.

Figures for synthetic dentures are available as requested. Figures for metal dentures are available only as provided. Calendar year figures ceased to be kept from 1986.

1978 (calendar year)1988–89 (financial year)
Number of complete synthetic dentures supplied1,042,0601,107,940
Number of partial synthetic dentures supplied586,750690,460
Number of courses of treatment involving the provision or repair of metal dentures52,140187,990