HC Deb 10 June 1993 vol 226 c317W
Mr. David Atkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what basis the fee for emergency treatment under section 155 of the Road Traffic Act 1972 has been calculated; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Sackville

The emergency treatment fee, collected under section 158 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, is payable for immediate medical attention following a road traffic accident. The fee represents a contribution towards the actual costs incurred. Orginally set at 12s 6d in 1934, it was not raised until 1969, since when it has been periodically uprated in line with inflation.

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