HC Deb 12 February 1976 vol 905 c324W
Mr. Eldon Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many overseas visitors she estimates make use of British medical facilities each year; approximately how many undergo operations in the United Kingdom; and what proportion of these she estimates are performed in National Health Service hospitals and private hospitals, respectively.

Mrs. Castle

Records are not kept which could identify overseas visitors receiving treatment under the National Health Service, nor is information available to me about numbers treated privately.