HC Deb 19 June 1974 vol 875 cc181-2W
Mr. Spence

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will take steps to bring British subjects travelling on British registered and owned ships within the scope of the National Health Service; and if she will make a statement.

Dr. Owen

Travellers, whether British or not taken ill while at sea are eligible for treatment under the NHS if the first port of call is in this country.