Points of Order

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:25 pm on 13th June 2007.

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Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster Opposition Whip (Commons) 1:25 pm, 13th June 2007

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. May I take the opportunity to apologise to the House, because now that the figures have been checked, it would appear that the 70,000 figure is not correct. According to the latest figures published, there are in fact 120,853 people, a massive 54 per cent. of residents in Milton Keynes, currently not registered with an NHS dentist. I make no apology for continuing to pursue that matter on behalf of my constituents.

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Jenny Rogers
Posted on 14 Jun 2007 12:02 pm (Report this annotation)

I'm not registered with a doctor either.
Glad you're pushing about the dentist situation, but the doctor situation should be pushed too, as I don't think I'm the only one not registered.

Mark Bestford
Posted on 14 Jun 2007 12:09 pm (Report this annotation)

Forget MK, how about the rest of the country. When will this government get off it's backside and ensure that EVERYONE in this country has access to FREE Dental care? Dental care in this country today consists of waiting till the only option left is extraction as that's the cheapest option available!

Maureen Winn
Posted on 14 Jun 2007 11:04 pm (Report this annotation)

If the NHS Trust reports that people in Milton Keynes do not have to wait for an NHS dentist that is most probably because the majority have found they have to pay privately. When over 70 and on a limited income, this is a considerable burden. I suspect many are in a similar situation.