HC Deb 08 September 2003 vol 410 cc186-7W
Chris Grayling

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the recent European Court ruling about the eligibility of all EU citizens to non-hospital care in any EU country. [127635]

Mr. Hutton

The judgment in a similar case before the English courts (Watts v. Bedford Primary Care Trust) is awaited for guidance on the extent to which the recent European Court of Justice ruling in case C (Muller-Faure/van Riet) applies in the United Kingdom. When that is available, careful consideration will be given to any implications for policy and practice in the UK.

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