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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 5th April 1976.

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Photo of Mr Donald Anderson Mr Donald Anderson , Swansea East 12:00 am, 5th April 1976

There are two points about that. Clearly we can choose our experts according to our own predelictions. There is substantial expert opinion on the other side of the argument as there is on fluoride. If the situation is as clearcut as the hon. Gentleman suggests, perhaps he will explain why the United States and the Soviet Union have taken policy measures which have had for them economic disadvantages similar to those likely to be suffered by this country. Plainly they have been sufficiently convinced about the medical risks to take the necessary policy decisions.