§ Mr. Michael Latham
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why charges are not made to foreigners who are taken ill during a visit to the United Kingdom and receive emergency medical treatment under the National Health Service, especially those who are citizens of countries with which the United Kingdom has no reciprocal health agreements.
§ Mr. Trotter
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why no information is available as to how many citizens of foreign countries are receiving social security benefits in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. O'Malley
Citizens of foreign countries who fulfil the conditions for entitlement can get social security bene-680W fits on the same terms as native born citizens. There has, therefore, never been any need to collect the information requested which could only be obtained at disproportionate expense.