HC Deb 26 October 1976 vol 918 c129W
Sir John Hall

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services with which countries the United Kingdom have negotiated bilateral agreements which entitled United Kingdom nationals, including the self-employed, to medical care in those countries; and with which other countries negotiations are still pending.

Mr. Moyle

Bilateral reciprocal agreements which provide urgently required medical treatment for all United Kingdom visitors have been negotiated with Austria, Bulgaria, Channel Islands, Czechoslovakia, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Yugoslavia and USSR and are being considered with the German Democratic Republic, Hungary, Israel and Japan.

Bilateral agreements with Denmark, the German Federal Republic and Gibraltar provide similar cover for persons not within the scope of the EEC social security regulations, which apply only to employed persons and their families.