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Volume 174: debated on Tuesday 12 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish a table showing for each of the last three years the gross annual earnings of national health service dentists in brackets of £10,000 up to £200,000 and over £200,000; and what was the highest gross earnings figure.

The table shows the gross annual earnings of dentists in England who are in contract with a family practitioner committee. Similar information for dentists working in the hospital and community health service is not available.

Gross earnings of dentists providing general dental services in the NHS through contracts with family practitioner committees in England
Earnings Bands (as at 31 March) £198819891990
up to 10,0002,2012,0612,139
10,001 to 20,0001,135955969
20,001 to 30,0001,163993935
30,001 to 40,0001,4591,1501,137
40,001 to 50,0001,8771,4121,465
50,001 to 60,0002,2961,8101,850
60,001 to 70,0001,9242,0282,027
70,001 to 80,0001,5261,7081,756
80,001 to 90,0009571,3681,400
90,001 to 100,000592947938
100,001 to 110,000348638584
110,001 to 120,000195404407
120,001 to 130,000116233250
130,001 to 140,00065141149
140,001 to 150,000348898
150,001 to 160,000295857
160,001 to 170,00063537
170,001 to 180,000112424
180,001 to 190,00031610
190,001 to 200,0005139
over 200,00081816
Highest individual earnings£311,469£376,543£280,777


Earnings figures refer to the total paid in fees for NHS treatment scheduled for payment by the Dental Practice Board in the financial year quoted. Fees paid in respect of treatment carried out by assistants are included in the gross figures quoted for their employment dentist.