HC Deb 15 December 1971 vol 828 c140W
Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services for each of the last ten years what has been the gain in foreign exchange from patients from abroad seeking private health care in this country; and how many foreign patients each year were involved.

Mr. Alison

The information requested in the first part of the Question is not available. Information collected at the ports on the numbers of foreigners entering this country to receive private medical treatment is available for the years 196370, and is as follows:

1963 2,154
1964 2,042
1965 2,406
1966 2,544
1967 2,297
1968 2,300
1969 3,355
1970 6,112

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