§ Mr. Norman Fowler
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps she is taking to conclude a reciprocal health agreement with Switzerland.
§ Dr. Owen
No negotiations for such an agreement covering temporary visitors are at present taking place. The United Kingdom/Switzerland bilateral social security agreement has provisions which enable insured United Kingdom nationals who become members of Swiss sickness insurance funds, and their families, to receive any medical treatment benefits to which they may be entitled without a waiting period.