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Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

Question for Department of Health

UIN HL2953, tabled on 2 November 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 4 April 2016 (HL7324), what are the updated figures for 2015–16 for the table showing the sums collected from and paid to EU governments for medical treatment of EU and UK citizens.

Answered on

8 November 2016

The Department, on behalf of the United Kingdom Government, reimburses other European Economic Area (EEA) countries and Switzerland for the cost of providing treatment to people we are responsible for under European Union law, irrespective of nationality. In the same way, other EEA countries and Switzerland reimburse the UK for the cost of the National Health Service providing treatment to people they are responsible for under EU law, including UK nationals insured in another EEA country or Switzerland.

Figures for 2015-16 are provided in the attached table.