§ Mr. Whittingdale
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the cost to the NHS of providing NHS treatment to non-UK citizens who are not entitled to receive it.
§ Mr. Sackville
Guidance issued to health authorities and national health service trusts sets out the procedures to be followed in obtaining payment where patients are not exempt from charges for NHS hospital treatment under the NHS (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 1989 (as amended). Those who believe they have evidence of such fraudulent behaviour should contact the chief executive of the NHS unit concerned.