HC Deb 15 April 1986 vol 95 c363W
Mr. Irving

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what arrangements have been made for geriatric care for citizens of the European Community who may seek such assistance in Spain and Portugal following their accession to the Community: and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Whitney

European Community nationals resident in Spain and Portugal who are in receipt of a state retirement pension from another member state may receive state health care in Spain and Portugal on the same terms and conditions as pensioners of those countries, including such geriatric care as may be necessary. Recipients of United Kingdom retirement pensions resident in Spain and Portugal have been informed individually of these rights. European Community nationals of any age who are insured for health care in another member state and who visit Spain and Portugal are also eligible for any immediately necessary treatment they may require during the visit.