Water Bill [HL]
Lord Warner (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health; Labour)
Let me put the matter beyond doubt: there will not be £2 billion for public consultation. I was saying that by the time we get to 2007–08, something like £2 billion a year will be being spent on dentistry. So those strategic health authorities in which there are high levels of dental decay will have a vested interest in ensuring that there is a proper public debate about this particular issue.