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Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts in England have agreed to mixed contracts for dental practices with both private and NHS patients. (96422)

Primary care trusts contract with dental practices, or other dental providers for an agreed annual level of services for national health service patients. It has always been for dental practices to make their own business decisions as to what private dental services they wish to make available.