HC Deb 14 December 1998 vol 322 cc359-60W
Mr. Cann

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on his policy on emergency treatment fees in the NHS for road accidents. [63163]

Mr. Hutton

We intend to end collection of the Emergency Treatment Fee by National Health Service trusts. An amendment to section 158 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, removing the right of NHS trusts to the Fee, is contained in the Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Bill which was introduced in the House on 27 November 1998.