HC Deb 29 June 1988 vol 136 c263W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received concerning the uptake of private medical insurance of people over the age of 65 years.

Mrs. Currie

So far this year we have received some 25 letters from right hon. and hon. Members and from the public and have pointed to the special low-cost schemes that are now available for people over 65. We welcome this development of health insurance designed to meet growing public demand.