HC Deb 22 November 1945 vol 416 c578
36. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that repatriated civilian internees from the Far East are unable to get free medical treatment in the Channel Islands in the same way that they can in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; and whether he will now make arrangements for these people to enjoy the same privileges.

The Minister of Health (Mr. Aneurin Bevan)

I understand from my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary that the Island authorities are prepared to accord to such persons the same privileges as are accorded in the United Kingdom, and application should be made to the medical officer of health in Jersey or Guernsey.

Sir J. Lucas

While thanking my right hon. Friend very much for his answer and for what he has already done, may I ask whether he cannot do the same thing in Eire, from which country men have to come to England for free treatment?

Mr. Bevan

I think that matter is outside the scope of the Question.