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Health Services: Overseas Visitors

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 23 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish proposals for public consultation arising from his Department’s joint review with the Home Department on NHS charging regulations for overseas visitors; and if he will make a statement. (270231)

The review of access to the national health service by foreign nationals, which is currently being conducted jointly by the Department and the Home Department, has taken longer than expected due to the complex and inter-connecting issues under consideration.

However, the review is now being finalised and proposals will be published later in the year.