HC Deb 24 July 1964 vol 699 cc155-6W
Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations and the Colonies whether he has reached a decision on the request from Mauritius to be accorded comparable facilities to Gibraltar and Malta with regard to the treatment of inoperable cases.

Mr. Sandys

The extension to other territories of long-standing arrangements for Gibraltar and Malta which were allowed to continue after the National Health Service began would present difficulties. It is possible, however, for patients from overseas to obtain treatment here under private arrangements for which they can be admitted to beds designated under Section 5 of the National Health Service Act, 1946, and the Governor of Mauritius is being consulted about the possibility of a small number of patients from that Colony being sent here under such arrangements.