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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st March 2017.

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Photo of David Mowat David Mowat The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health 12:00 am, 21st March 2017

The figures for child extractions are clearly disappointing and two key actions need to take place: less sugar, which we expect the soft drinks levy to help with; and getting more fluoride on to teeth, particularly through fluoride varnishing. That has increased across the NHS over the last year, and by 12% in Birmingham. We hope that that will make a difference.