HC Deb 02 June 1949 vol 465 cc163-4W
17. Mr. Teeling

asked the Minister of Health why British subjects living abroad cannot have free medical treatment when visiting this country although foreigners are allowed this privilege; and whether he will arrange for British visitors abroad to receive the same medical benefits as those offered to foreigners visiting this country.

Mr. Bevan

British subjects living abroad are entitled to the full use of the National Health Service when visiting this country. As regards the second part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave to the hon. Members for Newark (Mr. Shephard) and Bury (Mr. W. Fletcher) on 5th May.