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Mr. Morgan: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will give the numbers of dental patients de-registered from the NHS by their dentist during each of 1992, 1993 and 1994 for each family health service authority area in Wales.      [15435]

Mr. Redwood: From the information supplied by family health services authorities, the numbers of patients de-registered by their dentists is as follows:


                |1992 |1993 |1994       


Clwyd           |2,335|568  |6,859      

Dyfed           |225  |1,015|2,635      

Gwent           |490  |1,073|2,977      

Gwynedd         |4,960|3,031|5,213      

Mid Glamorgan   |31   |86   |581        

Powys           |0    |0    |0          

South Glamorgan |151  |3,914|1,432      

West Glamorgan  |0    |0    |44         

This information

a) was supplied for management purpose only;

b) has been collected only since 1 August 1992;

c) is not statistically validated;

d) does not indicate how many of these patients subsequently registered with another dentist.

Ministerial Visits

Mr. Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list all the visits he has made since the start of the current parliamentary Session to the constituencies of other hon. Members without prior warning to those hon. Members, for any purpose connected with his departmental responsibilities.      [15025]

Mr. Redwood: None that I am aware of.

Countryside Council for Wales

Mr. Ron Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to his answer of 15 March, Official Report, column 610, if he will now publish the letter he has received from the chairman of the Countryside Council for Wales concerning the funding of that body.      [15396]

Mr. Redwood: I do not consider that it would be appropriate to publish routine correspondence with chairmen of non-departmental public bodies.

Mine Water

Mr. Sweeney: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when the follow -up report on the study of ferruginous mine water impacts in Wales is to be published.

Mr. Gwilym Jones: I have today placed copies of this report in the Library of the House.

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