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Water Fluoridation

Volume 621: debated on Wednesday 31 January 2001

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Further to the Written Answers by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 17 January (

WA 136), which stated that financial contributions will continue to be made to the British Fluoridation Society:

  • (a) whether it is part of that society's aims to promote water fluoridation; and, if so,
  • (b) whether it is a suitably impartial body to collect and maintain "relevant information, including evidence from research studies on the effects of fluoridation." [HL453]
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health
    (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath)

    It has been the policy of successive governments to support the fluoridation of water and the British Fluoridation Society has been responsive to that policy. The society has both a promotional role and an information gathering function. I have asked the society to ensure that it produces objective, evidence based information when responding to enquiries.