§ 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