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Medical Treatments Abroad

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to his Department of (a) EEA health care claims and (b) UK health care claims against other EEA countries was in 2007-08; and what estimate he has made of such costs in 2008-09. (241103)

Estimates of the costs of European Economic Area (EEA) health care claims are made annually for the purposes of provisions made in the Department's accounts in accordance with Treasury resource accounting rules. For 2007-08 the totals are set out in the following table.

Resource outturn totals: 2007-08 activity


Claims by EEA member states against UK


Claims by UK against EEA member states



Totals are rounded to nearest £100,000.


2007-08 Resource Accounting and Budgeting (RAB) exercise.

The estimates of such costs for 2008-09 have yet to be completed and could not be made available in advance of the publication of the Department's 2008-09 resource accounts.