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Health: Dentistry

Volume 692: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many consultants in dental public health were employed by each primary care trust (i) in 2005-06, and (ii) in 2006-07; and how many are currently employed.[HL3801]

The Information Centre's workforce data are collected annually and are a snapshot of staff in post as at 30 September each year. The most recent data, provided in the Answer given to the noble Lord on 9 May (Official Report, col. WA 264), show the headcount position as at 30 September 2006. Data for 2007 are due for collection on 30 September 2007 and although a publication date has not yet been set it is planned to be in the spring of 2008.