HC Deb 23 April 1956 vol 551 c1441
31. Mr. Remnant

asked the Minister of Health if he will list the foreign countries with which he has made agreements for British nationals to obtain benefits comparable with those available under the National Health Service to foreign visitors to this country.

Miss Hornsby-Smith

I would refer my hon. Friend to my reply on 16th April to my hon. Friend the Member for Norfolk, Central (Sir F. Medlicott).

Mr. Remnant

Will my hon. Friend now give some reason for which nationals of countries which do not make such reciprocal arrangements should get the benefit of our National Health Service without payment?

Miss Hornsby-Smith

That is another question, and if my hon. Friend likes to put it down I will answer it.

Dr. Summerskill

Can the hon. Lady say which of the Commonwealth countries have reciprocal arrangements with us?

Miss Hornsby-Smith

They are listed in the reply to the previous Question of 16th April, if the right hon. Lady would look it up.