HC Deb 11 March 2003 vol 401 c230W
Mr. Burns

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many asylum seekers have used the NHS in Greater London in the last 12 months; and what the equivalent figures were in May 1997; [101300]

(2) how many asylum seekers have, in the last 12 months, seen an NHS consultant; and how many had in May 1997. [101302]

Ms Blears

A patient's immigration status is not routinely recorded by health care staff. Therefore it is not possible to quantify the use of national health service services by persons applying for asylum.