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Asylum Seekers

Volume 400: debated on Wednesday 26 February 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he and his Ministers have had with (a) representatives of South Stoke PCT and (b) North Staffordshire LMC regarding the treatment of asylum seekers. [99100]

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on GPs being paid for registering asylum seekers. [99101]

General practitioners (GPs) who provide general medical services receive a capitation payment for each patient registered with them, either permanently or temporarily. An asylum seeker attracts the same payment as any other patient of the same age.