HC Deb 17 February 1949 vol 461 c187W
72. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Health how many foreign visitors have received medical attention under the National Health Service in Britain during the past six months; and how he proposes to compensate the State doctors for the services they have rendered to those foreigners who contribute nothing to the National Health Service.

Mr. Bevan

Separate figures are not available but the population statistics on which the remuneration of general practitioners is calculated include foreign visitors who have been in the country for 28 days. A doctor attending a foreign visitor receives the usual fee for a temporary resident.