To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in England currently hold a medical exemption certificate.
26 February 2015
As of 31 January 2015 the number of people in England who hold a valid medical exemption certificate is 1,769,872. This is based on the number of certificates issued by the NHS Business Services Authority within the previous five years.
No estimate has been made of the number of people in England who meet the underlying eligibility criteria for a medical exemption certificate.