HC Deb 25 May 1999 vol 332 c112W
Mr. Forth

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the effect of abolition of private medical insurance tax relief on demand for public healthcare. [84659]

Mr. Denham

It was anticipated that there would be no significant cost to the National Health Service of people withdrawing from private medical insurance schemes and seeking NHS treatment through changes to tax relief.