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UK Against Fluoridation

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

UK - House of Lords

Asked by Earl Baldwin of Bewdley

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 25 June (WA 17), whether members of the working group on Water Fluoridation in England-Monitoring Health Effects will declare any affiliations to the British Fluoridation Society when their final recommendations are published.[HL1390]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Earl Howe): Yes. We will include details of any relevant interests that members of the working party have in any report we publish.

Asked by Earl Baldwin of Bewdley

To ask Her Majesty's Government how wide the consultation will be on the content of regulations to be brought forward on water fluoridation under the Health and Social Care Act 2012; and when they expect the consultation to take place.[HL1391]

Earl Howe: The consultation will be on the changes we propose to make through regulations on the legal and technical aspects of the process for considering proposals for the fluoridation of drinking water as well as for the variation and termination of existing fluoridation schemes.

This consultation will be an opportunity for the department to obtain the views of local authorities, National Health Service commissioners, public health professionals, service providers, equality representatives and all other interested parties on the future arrangements for considering proposals for fluoridation schemes. The consultation, which is expected to start over the summer, will run for a period of 12 weeks.

Consultation first then they do what they intended in the first place if the Southampton fiasco is anything to go by.


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