§ Mr. Leadbitter
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what reciprocal hospitalisation, medical treatment and social security arrangements exist between the Federal Republic of Germany and the United Kingdom; and if he will list the European countries who do not have any reciprocating arrangements.
§ Mr. Orme
Reciprocity in these fields is provided for employed persons, pensioners and their families by the EEC Social Security Regulations. Other persons are covered by a bilateral agreement providing hospital and medical treatment for visitors to the Federal Republic and a bilateral reciprocal agreement covering social security benefits.
The principal European countries with which we have no form of reciprocal arrangements are Albania, the German Democratic Republic, Greece, Hungary, Iceland and Portugal.