HC Deb 12 October 1976 vol 917 c114W
Mrs. Millie Miller

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services with how many countries Her Majesty's Government have reciprocal welfare arrangements which include payment of benefit for citizens outside their own countries; and how many people from the United Kingdom and EEC countries, respectively, have availed themselves of such facilities, and how many from others with whom such arrangements exist.

Mr. Orme

Reciprocal arrangements with the other eight EEC member States, and with 16 other countries outside the Community, provide in varying degrees for payment of benefit abroad beyond what would otherwise be possible. The number of persons who have received benefit outside their own countries under these arrangements, some of which have been in force for many years, is not known.