17 Mar 2011

House of Lords 16th March

Asked by Earl Baldwin of Bewdley
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in proposing that local authorities should in future be the lead commissioners for water fluoridation schemes in line with section 3.9 of the public consultation on the White Paper Healthy Lives, Healthy People, they will also provide that no new scheme should be introduced unless it can be shown that the local population is in favour.[HL7428]
16 Mar 2011 : Column WA67
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Earl Howe): We will publish our proposals in due course. We have already indicated that we will be considering how account can be taken of the views of the people that would be affected by any proposed new fluoridation scheme.

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