HC Deb 13 March 1961 vol 636 c91W
Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what methods are used by his immigration officers at British air and sea ports to ascertain whether aliens are entering the United Kingdom in order to avail themselves specifically of free medical treatment under the National Health Service: and how many foreigners were refused permission to enter the United Kingdom on these grounds in 1960.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Where an immigration officer has any reason to suppose that an alien is coming to this country for free medical attention, he normally arranges for an examination by a medical inspector appointed under the Aliens Order. In 1960 nine foreigners were refused leave to land because their sole object was to obtain free medical treatment.