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Wednesday, 20 September 1972
Page: 1734

Mr Whitlam asked the Minister repre senting the Minister for Health, upon notice:

What was the date, nature and cost of each proposal submitted by the Australian Dental Association since August 1968 (Hansard 19th August 1970, page 232; 25th November 1971, page 3768 and 15th August 1972, page 184).

Dr Forbes - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Additional to the proposals referred to in Hansard of 19th August 1970, the Australian Dental Association has put foward only one proposal which, if implemented, would involve the expenditure of Commonwealth funds. This proposal, dated 18th July 1972, relates to the fluoridation of water supplies or, where communal water supplies do not exist, the provision of dietary fluoride supplements to children. It has not been costed by the Department of Health.

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