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NHS: Reciprocal Arrangements

Volume 502: debated on Tuesday 8 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Health on the implications for the Isle of Man of the decision to cancel the reciprocal agreement between the NHS and the Isle of Man with effect from 1 April 2010; and if he will make a statement; (305186)

(2) whether he had discussions with the Secretary of State for Health on the implications for (a) Jersey and (b) Guernsey of the cancellation of the reciprocal agreement between each island and the NHS from 1 April 2009 prior to the decision to cancel the agreement; and if he will make a statement.

There were no discussions between Ministry of Justice and Department of Health Ministers. The decision to cancel the agreement was a matter for Department of Health Ministers alone, but prior to the decision being taken discussions took place between officials of both Departments.