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British Travellers Abroad (Medical Insurance)

Volume 828: debated on Tuesday 21 December 1971

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how he assured himself that there is no reason to suppose that insurance of British passport holders against unforeseen medical expenses incurred abroad is not adequately covered by private companies; and if he will make a statement.

My Department maintains close contact with organisations which handle questions of insurance for travellers overseas. Where insurance cover is offered locally by private firms abroad, our consuls keep us informed.