To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what sums were collected by each of the Welsh area health authorities from non-United Kingdom residents for hospital charges in 1985–86 and 1986–87; and what is the estimated net sum after deduction of costs of administration.
The income collected from charges to overseas visitors by each district health authority in Wales in the past two years was as follows:
|District Health Authority||1985–86||1986–87|
|Country||Airline||Aircraft type||Period of exemption|
|Cyprus||Cyprus Airways||1 Boeing 707||31 December 1988|
|Portugal||TAP||1 Boeing 707||31 December 1988|
|Sudan||Sudan Airways||3 Boeing 707s||31 March 1988 (2 flights)|
|Belgium||Trans European Airways||1 Boeing 707||31 December 1988|
|Netherlands||KLM||11 McDonnell Douglas DC9s||31 December 1988|
|France||Minerve||1 Caravelle||6 February 1988|
Source: Health Authorities' Annual Accounts.
1. Figures may not add up due to roundings.
2. Figures relate to charges authorised by regulations made under Section 121 of the National Health Service Act 1977 (which provides for the recovery of charges in respect of services provided to persons not ordinarily resident in Great Britain.
The structure of the health authorities' annual accounts does not allow the associated administration costs to be estimated.