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Dental Services

Volume 459: debated on Tuesday 1 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much patient charge income for delivering NHS dentistry (a) her Department and (b) the NHS Business Services Authority estimates each primary care trust received in 2006-07. (131882)

Neither the Department nor the NHS Business Services Authority is in a position to make a reliable estimate of patient charge revenue ahead of receiving final outturn data for the full financial year. Dentists have up to two months after the end of the financial year to submit final details of charges collected.