Written Answers. - Expenditure on Dental Service.

39.

asked the Minister for Health the expenditure on: (a) the health board dental service; and (b) the ad hoc dental service, by each health board for the years 1982 to 1984, inclusive; and the allocation for these services in 1985.

Expenditure on (a) the health board dental service and (b) the ad hoc dental service by each health board in 1982, 1983 and 1984 and the amount allocated to these services by each health board for 1985 is as follows:

Health Board

Expenditure in 1982

Expenditure in 1983

Expenditure in 1984

Allocation for 1985

H.B. dental service

Ad-hoc scheme

H.B. dental service

Ad-hoc scheme

H.B. dental service

Ad-hoc scheme

H.B. dental scheme scheme

Ad-hoc scheme

Eastern

2,102,000

243,000

2,166,000

438,000

2,538,000

246,000

2,641,000

265,000

Midland

524,000

213,000

532,000

212,000

556,000

212,000

574,000

232,000

Mid-Western

873,000

165,000

1,091,000

284,000

1,093,000

238,000

1,234,000

67,000

North Eastern

659,000

101,000

705,000

150,000

729,000

120,000

812,000

40,000

North Western

563,000

133,000

843,000

165,000

892,000

137,000

804,000

87,000

South Eastern

689,000

439,000

832,000

328,000

777,000

371,000

900,000

333,000

Southern

1,346,000

58,000

1,393,000

52,000

1,422,000

Nil

1,370,000

Nil

Western

804,000

179,000

767,000

175,000

853,000

154,000

1,043,000

Nil