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UK-funded Medical Treatment

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many members of foreign governments have received UK-funded medical treatment since May 1997; and if she will list the countries involved. (107197)

I have been asked to reply.

Successive Governments have not required the national health service to provide statistics on the number of overseas visitors—including members of foreign governments—who have been seen, treated or charged under the provisions of the “NHS (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 1989”, as amended, nor any costs involved. It is therefore not possible to provide the information requested.