Dental Services: Cumbria
Tim Farron (Westmorland and Lonsdale, Liberal Democrat)
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of NHS dentists required to meet demand for NHS dental care in (a) Cumbria and (b) Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency.
Simon Burns (Minister of State (Health), Health; Chelmsford, Conservative)
Decisions about the provision of local health services, including NHS dental care services, are a matter for the local national health service.
Details on future plans for investment in NHS dental care services in the Cumbria area can be obtained from Cumbria Teaching primary care trust.