Water Fluoridation: Health Impact Assessment

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Department of Health and Social Care should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

In March 2022, Earl Howe spoke on the issue of Water Fluoridation in the House of Lords and stated the following which forms part of the Hansard record:
"Finally, any future public consultation on expansion would also include information on the impact of any proposals on health, the environment and cost-benefit analysis."

Has the Health Impact Assessment/Statement been completed and signed off?
If it exists, will it form part of the expected Public Consultation announcement for the North East of England? If not, why not?

Yours faithfully,

Joy Warren

Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Ms Warren,

Please find attached the Department of Health and Social Care's response
to your recent EIR request (our ref: EIR-1493879).

Yours sincerely, 

Freedom of Information Team
Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

Thank you for your reply.

Please clarify what is meant by "and other relevant obligations" when referring to the Water Fluoridation Public Consultation process.

Yours faithfully,

Joy Warren