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UK Against Fluoridation

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

House of Lords

Q  Asked by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath[I]Asked on: 23 November 2015
Department of HealthFluoride: Drinking WaterHL3805
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the running costs of existing and future fluoridation schemes will continue to be funded when the ring-fenced public health grant is removed; and if so, how.

Answered by: Lord Prior of Brampton
Answered on: 07 December 2015
Since April 2013 Public Health England (PHE), on behalf of the Secretary of State, has recovered the operational costs of water fluoridation from local authorities served by these arrangements. The Secretary of State is required to meet the reasonable fluoridation capital and operating costs incurred by water undertakers in England and has the power to require local authorities to make payments to the Secretary of State to meet any such costs he has incurred. There are no proposed changes to the legislation affecting these arrangements.

Funding arrangements for the capital costs of new fluoridation schemes in England will need to be agreed between local authorities and PHE, on behalf of the Secretary of State, as part of the preparatory work before the scheme can commence.

1 Comments:

  • The Local Authorities (County councils and Unitaries)will be given the money BEFORE they have to fork out for fluoridation. Prior to that the money was taken from their P.H. allocated funding automatically. Just not sure what it all means yet ....??

    By Anonymous Cllr. Chris, at 08 December, 2015  

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