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Health Services: Immigrants

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 5454, tabled on 25 October 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people paying the immigration healthcare surcharge required healthcare in the 2018-19 financial year; and what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of that healthcare.

Answered on

30 October 2019

This information is not collected by the Department.

In July 2018, the Government published an impact assessment. The impact assessment is available at the following link:

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukia/2018/126/pdfs/ukia_20180126_en.pdf

On the immigration health surcharge which included an estimation that the average cost of a surcharge payer to the National Health Service was approximately £480.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care