HC Deb 07 July 2003 vol 408 c658W
Mr. Dismore

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what health services will be available on the NHS to Turkish Cypriot visitors to the UK after Cyprus joins the EU; and if he will make a statement. [123187]

Mr. Hutton

The health care co-ordination arrangements contained in Regulations (EEC) 1408/71 and 574/72 apply to all persons legally resident in a member state who are insured for health care in a member state. Insured persons who temporarily visit another Member State are entitled to immediately necessary health care in the state being visited. This will apply equally to Turkish Cypriot visitors to the United Kingdom if the Turkish part of Cyprus accedes.