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Dental Care (Prisoners)

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list for each prison the average waiting time to see a dentist for prisoners (a) experiencing dental pain and (b) requiring a routine appointment. [111107]

Those prisoners experiencing dental pain receive treatment without delay, where necessary accessing outside services. Information about routine dental treatment is not comprehensively available. For specific treatments, prisons report waiting times of between one and 55 days.