To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 10 February (WA 151–2) regarding medical treatment for Republic of Ireland citizens, what is the “planned treatment” referred to; whether it includes emergency treatment; and how much was reclaimed from the Republic of Ireland for emergency treatment during 2007 and 2008. [HL2112]
Planned treatment is any treatment that one European economic area (EEA) country refers to another EEA country via an official commission—a hip replacement, for example. Claims between the United Kingdom and Ireland for emergency treatment are calculated on a formula basis under a bilateral arrangement, which takes into consideration all liabilities under related European Union regulations. No claim specifically for emergency treatment was made.