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Overseas Visitors (Health Care)

Volume 22: debated on Monday 26 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, in view of (a) the written answer of the Minister of State on 22 March, Official Report, c. 261, that all overseas visitors will be exempt from charges for all National Health Service treatment for food-poisoning and (b) the statement of the Minister of State during the debate on Health Service charges for overseas visitors on 17 March, Official Report, c. 442, that some tourists suffering from food-poisoning will only recieve free treatment as outpatients, he will set out a detailed explanation of the position of foreign visitors suffering from food poisoning in the Official Report..

The correct position is as indicated in my written answer of 22 March.