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Health Services: Isle of Man

Volume 506: debated on Friday 5 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether Flybe has been consulted on the implications for carriers of the discontinuance of the reciprocal health agreement between the UK and the Isle of Man; and if he will make a statement. (318456)

The Department took the decision to end the reciprocal healthcare agreement between the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man, as it no longer represents value for money to the UK taxpayer. Neither Flybe, nor other carriers, were consulted as part of that process. However, the Department will be targeting the tourist industry as part of a campaign to raise awareness that the agreement with the Isle of Man will be ending.