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Health Committee announces new inquiry into children’s oral health

Source: UK Parliament Health Committee | January 23rd, 2015
Location: United Kingdom, England

For Immediate Release – 23 January 2015:

The Health Committee is to hold a one off evidence session on Tuesday 24 February 2015 at 2.30pm to examine children’s oral health in England. NHS figures show that dental caries are the main cause of admission to hospital for children aged 5-9 and in September 2014 Public Health England reported that 12% of children in England had experienced dental decay.

There is no formal call for evidence for this hearing, but the Committee would be pleased to receive written submissions on children’s oral health and NHS dental services for children in England.

Written evidence must be submitted via the web portal and the deadline for submitting written evidence is 5.00pm on Friday 13 February 2015 (please note that the portal will close shortly after the deadline).


Committee Membership is as follows: Dr Sarah Wollaston (Chair) (Con) (Totnes), Rosie Cooper (Lab) (West Lancashire), Andrew George (Lib Dem) (St Ives), Robert Jenrick (Con) (Newark), Barbara Keeley (Lab) (Worsley and Eccles South), Charlotte Leslie (Con) (Bristol North West), Grahame M Morris (Lab) (Easington), Andrew Percy (Con) (Brigg and Goole), Mr Virendra Sharma (Lab) (Ealing Southall), David Tredinnick (Con) (Bosworth), Valerie Vaz (Lab) (Walsall South)

Media Enquiries: Alex Paterson, Media Officer, Tel: 020 7219 1589 patersona@parliament.uk

Specific Committee Information: e?mail: healthcom@parliament.uk


See June 2011 submission of the National Pure Water Association to the UK Parliament Health Committee