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Overseas Residence: Australia

Volume 485: debated on Monday 8 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the annual savings accruing to his Department as a result of expatriates resident in Australia meeting the cost of their healthcare. (240681)

The Department does not hold data on the cost of health care for United Kingdom expatriates resident in Australia. The UK does not fund the healthcare costs of British citizens resident in non-European countries and therefore does not consider these to be cost savings. It is the responsibility of individuals to make their own healthcare arrangements when they move to Australia.