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European Health Insurance Cards

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 29 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many European health insurance cards have been issued by the NHS in each calendar quarter since their inception. (76507)

The first European health insurance cards were issued in mid July 2005. Up to 17 June 2006 19.4 million cards had been issued. The quarterly breakdown is shown in the table.

Number of cards issued

July to September 2005


October to December 2005


January to March 2006


April to 17 June 2006