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Health Insurance

Volume 461: debated on Friday 15 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were covered by private health insurance in each year since 1997. (142689)

We do not routinely collect these data centrally. However, Laing and Buisson Healthcare Market Review (2006-07), the industry standard, has recently published the following United Kingdom figures.

Private medical insurance

Persons covered, 31 December (Thousand)

1997

6,679

1998

6,824

1999

6,536

2000

6,867

2001

6,663

2002

6,711

2003

6,615

2004

6,553

2005

6,536

Source:

Data are from Laing and Buisson survey aggregates for all insurers.