asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps she is taking to extend entitlement to free medical treatment for British subjects during visits to EEC countries to the self-employed.
I can add very little to my reply to the hon. Member for Bournemouth, East (Mr. Cordle) on 10th April [Vol. 889 c 451–2]. A working party has been set up by the European Commission to study the whole question of the extension of social security and health provisions to persons moving between member States who are not already covered by present arrangements. The United Kingdom will be represented on that working party and will urge changes in the existing EEC regulations so that medical treatment for British subjects during visits to EEC countries is made available to the self-employed and the non-employed.