HC Deb 04 November 2003 vol 412 c629W
Lady Hermon

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will restore tax incentives for pensioners taking out private health insurance; and if he will make a statement. [136228]

Dawn Primarolo

The Government have no plans to restore the tax relief that used to be available on private medical insurance premiums. We remain convinced that the best way to use the resources available to provide health care is by funding the NHS directly for the benefit of all British residents.