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Trade Agreements: NHS

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 65227, tabled on 22 February 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the need to protect the NHS when considering any future trade deal.

Answered on

2 March 2017

The treatment of the NHS in trade agreements has not been raised in any discussions between my Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade and his international counterparts. The Government has consistently been clear in its engagement with international counterparts that the NHS is of the utmost importance for the UK and will always be protected in trade deals.

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Department for International Trade