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British Holidaymakers (United States Of America)

Volume 972: debated on Thursday 25 October 1979

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28.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade (1) if he will initiate discussions with British travel operators with a view to them offering adequate medical insurance cover to British subjects taking holidays in the United States of America;(2) if he will initiate discussions with the British Insurance Association with the object of encouraging British insurance companies to issue policies to those taking holidays in the United States of America which provide substantial cover against claims for medical expenses.

No. The British travel and insurance industries are aware of and are considering the problems facing travellers in countries with which the United Kingdom has no reciprocal health care arrangements.