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Volume 458: debated on Thursday 29 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provision is made for dental treatment for people in prison. (129895)

In April 2006, primary care trusts (PCTs) took full responsibility for commissioning all prison health services in their area including dental health services. PCTs are now responsible for assessing the oral health care needs of the inmates of local prisons and contracting with suitably trained and experienced dental practitioners to meet all reasonable needs.