HC Deb 30 June 1949 vol 466 c102W
71. Mr. Teeling

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the fact that a number of British subjects living abroad in countries where there are British hospitals, recognised as such by our Embassies in those countries, contribute to the National Health Scheme, but do not receive free medical treatment while abroad; and he will either subsidise such hospitals or arrange for free treatment for these British subjects in them.

Mr. Bevan

I have no power to provide treatment abroad, but, as I informed the hon. Members for Newark (Mr. Shephard) and Bury (Mr. W. Fletcher) on 5th May, discussions are proceeding with certain countries on reciprocal arrangements for medical care.

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